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Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Sign Iranian Messi; Sakho Discarded?
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Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Sign Iranian Messi; Sakho Discarded?

Liverpool transfer news is abuzz with rumors of Mamadou Sakho being discarded by the Reds. Liverpool is reportedly going ahead with the signing of Sardar Azmoun. He is popularly known as the Iranian Messi.

Liverpool transfer news states that the knee injury to Danny Ings and the absence of Sadio Mane have crippled the Reds. Manager Jurgen Klopp now has to consider new signings once the January transfer window opens. Mane will be playing in the African Cup of Nations and will return late to Liverpool.

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Sports Nova has reported that the Reds are seeking someone to play in a wide attacking position. Liverpool transfer news initially talked of the club being interested in Chrisitian Pulisic. However, their focus has since shifted to Sardar Azmoun dubbed the Iranian Messi.

Pulisic plays for Borussia Dortmund while Azmoun plays his trade with FC Rostov. Azmoun is considered a fabulous talent in Russia. He has been scouted by Liverpool for the last three years. Azmoun is known for his versatility, dynamism and physical strength.

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He might fit perfectly into the Liverpool lineup. Adding fuel to the fire is Klopp’s determination to buy a winger in January itself. Azmoun has already scored 16 times in 22 starts for his country. He has also helped FC Rostov succeed in the Russian Premier League.

Why Azmoun Is Coveted

Azmoun was earlier with Russian club Rubin Kazan prior to joining Rostov on a loan. He has scored against teams like Anderlecht and Ajax. This helped his team qualify for the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League group stage.

He also put in an impressive performance against Athletico Madrid and even scored a goal. Rostov have now made Azmoun a permanent player. Azmoun has also garnered interest from leading clubs like Schalke, Borussia Dortmund and Marseille in the past.

He has however stated that “it would be a dream..to play in England’s top division”. Will that dream be coming true anytime soon? In reports, Mamadou Sakho will be given a solution to join West Brom on loan. He has already fallen out with Klopp in the pre-season campaign itself and will hence be discarded.

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