Liverpool have had no issue when it comes to scoring goals this season with 35 netted in 12 Premier League games and 15 scored in five Champions League encounters.
Unsurprisingly, Liverpool’s two main goalscoring threats are wingers Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah who have contributed to 18 of those 35 league goals.
The duo are both currently at the age of 29 and their current contracts at the Merseyside club are set to expire in the summer of 2023.
With this in mind, it seems as though the Reds could have their eye on potentially bringing in a younger winger to the club as a potential long-term replacement for one of their current deadly duo.
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It has recently been reported by El Nacional that Liverpool and Spanish club Barcelona are interested in signing Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic, who is currently earning a weekly wage of £150k-per-week according to Spotrac.
Chelsea struck a deal for the American international back in the 2019 January transfer window from German club Borussia Dortmund worth a reported fee of £58m.
After spending the rest of that season on loan with the Bundesliga side, Pulisic made his debut for the west London club in August 2019 during their 4-0 defeat against Manchester United in the Premier League.
Overall, the 23-year-old, who is currently valued at £45m according to Transfermarkt, has made 83 appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side across all competitions, scoring 19 goals and providing 14 assists in the process.
With his attacking prowess in front of goal, it’s easy to see why Liverpool are reportedly interested in adding Pulisic, who has been described as a “great competitor” by Tuchel, to their squad as an extra goalscoring option from the wing.
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Also, with Pulisic having played across a number of attacking positions throughout his career, this could make him a dream signing for FSG and Jurgen Klopp if they manage to get him out of Stamford Bridge in the future given how many versatile attacking players they currently have in their squad.
Taking all of this into account, if Mane and or Salah were to leave the Merseyside club by the time their current contracts expire, Pulisic could be a great heir for them, particularly Mane given how Salah has stated that he would not want to play for any other team.