'Everything was done' for Liverpool to sign £35m star in January 2021; he could hurt them today - TBR View
At the start of this year, Liverpool were heavily linked with a move to sign Watford star Ismaila Sarr. A move even looked imminent at one point, but things broke down at the very end.
Sarr stayed at Watford and he has been really good for them. He helped the Hornets achieve promotion back to the Premier League, and he could now make Jurgen Klopp regret his decision to not sign him.
Why didn’t Liverpool sign Ismaila Sarr?
Sarr is undoubtedly Watford’s most valuable player. He’s even their record signing at £40 million (Sky Sports). The Hornets were never going to let him leave for cheap, and his agent believes that’s the reason why Liverpool couldn’t sign him.
The Senegal speedster’s agent, Thierno Seydi, told PanAfrican Football in February: “With Liverpool, a few days ago, we were at the stage of signing the contract to bind the Reds to Ismaila Sarr.
“Everything was done, the monthly salary and the length of the contract. I even asked Sadio Mane to find him an apartment.
“But, in the end, the English club (Liverpool) could not put €40 million (£35 million) on the table to finalise this case.”
A point to prove
Sarr is in good form going into the game against Liverpool at Vicarage Road this afternoon.
The Senegal international has scored four goals in seven appearances, and he’d love nothing more than to show Klopp what he’s missing out on.
The 23-year-old has already inflicted pain on Klopp and Liverpool fans. Back in the 2019/20 season, when Liverpool were on their way to win the league without losing a game, Sarr silenced them at Vicarage Road.
He scored twice to help Watford beat the Reds 3-0, and he was arguably unlucky to have not scored at least one more goal.
Hornets fans will be hoping to see Sarr torment Liverpool again today, and if he does, don’t be surprised to see Klopp go back in for him in January.
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