It took some time for Liverpool to become one of the most dominant teams in Europe again, but the reward has been worth the wait, especially for fans who patiently waited for the Reds to be successful in England and Europe. Jurgen Klopp has overseen a brilliant transformation at Anfield, guiding Liverpool to several titles in the last half a dozen years.

Sadio Mane was one of the first pieces of the puzzle, with his arrival from Southampton having a transformational effect on Liverpool. The Senegalese international was already highly rated during his stint with the Saints, but his output for Liverpool has been excellent, considering he has also won the Premier League Golden Boot once in the last six years.

Mane’s arrival was followed by Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Alisson Becker, with the star players essaying pivotal roles in Liverpool’s rise. But it all started with Mane, who hit the ground running upon joining Liverpool and has gone from strength to strength with each passing season.
But the 30-year-old seems destined to leave Liverpool in the summer transfer window as he wants to embark on a new challenge. While Mane’s next destination remains unknown, he has no shortage of prospective suitors, with Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Real Madrid keen on signing him.
Mane’s departure will be the beginning of the end of an era, but it will also leave a gaping hole in Liverpool’s offensive unit, one that Klopp will need to fill on a priority basis. Considering their efficacy in signing the right players for their squad, the Merseyside giants can be relied upon to replace Mane correctly. With that in mind, The Hard Tackles looks at three options for Liverpool to consider to replace Sadio Mane in the summer transfer window. Christopher Nkunku, Serge Gnabry, and Ousmane Dembele are the top targets.