There were some sources yesterday revealing Liverpool’s interest for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, and today Metro reports that Reds already made contacts with The Foxes as they are trying to replace outgoing Philippe Coutinho with the Algerian international.
The news was first published by the French newspaper L’Equipe, but now most of the media in England are reporting about the possible transfer of the Algerian towards Anfield this January.
Liverpool are resigned with the fact that they will lose Coutinho, but the club will reinvest £140m from his sale to strengthen the squad for the second part of the season.
Manager Jurgen Klopp likes Mahrez’ style and has identified him as a perfect replacement for Brazilian international.
Mahrez is one of the best attacking players in Premier League at the moment and Klopp allegedly believes that the 26-year-old winger will fit into Liverpool’ game.
Mahrez will not come cheap though as Leicester will surely slap a huge price tag on their best player, but with Coutinho’ sale, it won’t be a problem for Liverpool to meet their demands.