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Report: Naby Keita has told Liverpool to go and sign Ligue 1 star, he kept Salah quiet last week

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According to L’Equipe, Liverpool have now scouted Saint-Etienne defender Saidou Sow after Naby Keita told the Reds to go and sign him this summer.

Jurgen Klopp is hard at work in completing a deal for Benfica star Darwin Nunez. If reports are to be believed, that transfer is ‘all but done’, which makes Liverpool stronger than they were last season.

A new midfielder is also a necessity for the Reds this summer, but whether that move will happen before the end of this window is anyone’s guess.

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One area where Liverpool don’t really need any help is in defence. However, Keita has reportedly told Klopp and co to sign a new centre-half anyway – because he’s really, really good.

Naby Keita tells Liverpool to sign Saidou Sow

Keita has been at Liverpool for four years now and he is a respected member of the squad. The Guinean has had his fair share of injury problems, but whenever he’s on the pitch, you can tell he’s a very intelligent footballer.

The report claims that Keita, who is the captain of Guinea’s national football team, has been so impressed by his young compatriot Sow that he has advised Liverpool to sign him.

The Reds even sent out a few scouts to watch the Ligue 1 defender play against Egypt last week – a game in which he started in central defence and managed to keep Mo Salah away from scoring.

Sow still has three full years left on his contract, but Saint Etienne suffered relegation last season, and the report claims they would be willing to cash in on him if a good offer arrives.

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Liverpool don’t really need a new defender – not now, not any time soon.

Virgil van Dijk still has a lot of football left in him, while Ibrahima Konate can be Liverpool’s main man for the better part of the next decade if he continues developing as he is.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have Joe Gomez as well, while youngsters Sepp van den Berg and Rhys Williams are also still at the club.

A move for Sow doesn’t really make sense, but if the Liverpool scouts are convinced he can become a superstar in the coming years, signing him for a low fee now could prove to be a masterstroke.

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