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Liverpool fans react as Ismaila Sarr shines for Watford on Saturday

Ismaila Sarr helped Watford secure a crucial win in their fight to stave off relegation with a brace against Norwich – and Liverpool fans are impressed.

The 23-year-old has returned to the Premier League in sensational form – having clocked up 23 goal involvements in 39 league and cup 20-21 games.

It comes after five goals and six assists in 28 Premier League outings in his first season as a Watford player. Sarr has a contract until June 2024.

Strongly linked with Liverpool in the past, Sarr was rated at £40million by Watford (Athletic). But it is clear that no club wanted to pay the price.

Liverpool lost Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer to Lyon, but did not bring in a replacement. Harvey Elliott has since suffered a long-term injury.

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Liverpool do need another option out wide. Roberto Firmino is no longer first choice, but he is hardly cover on the flanks. Diogo Jota starts.

Divock Origi has been given a go on the flanks at times but he is more of a striker, too. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is more of a midfielder.

Basically, Liverpool lack options as back-up to both Sadio Mane and Mo Salah. So, spending £40million on Sarr would have made sense.

90Min say Liverpool were looking at Sarr in the summer – and that they were even in talks with Mane’s international teammate.

Even more so, after three goals in his first five Premier League outings. Liverpool fans have reacted to his brace on Twitter

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