A former Reds midfielder believes the club shouldn’t resist if their Egyptian talisman makes up his mind to move to La Liga.
Kingsley Coman is “the best winger out there” to succeed Mohamed Salah at Liverpool, in the view of Dietmar Hamann.
The long-term future of the 28-year-old, who has a contract at Anfield until 2023, has since become a subject of intense speculations.
While a move away for Salah seems unlikely in the current financial climate, especially considering that his market value exceeds €150 million, Hamann expects the club to have a list of possible targets drawn up should the Egyptian decides to move on.
The ex-Liverpool and Bayern midfielder told Stadium Astro: “I don’t know if there is anything in Salah giving an interview or wanting to go to Spain. If he wants to leave, Barcelona and Madrid would be interested.
“If a player wants to leave, you have to let him go. If he has the desire to leave, it’s probably likely he will in the summer.
“For me, the best winger out there at the moment is Kingsley Coman.
“He’s two-footed, he’s quick, he’s very clever, great decision making and his finishing has improved a lot.
“If Salah were to move, if he wants to go that is quite likely, that will have a knock-on effect. Liverpool will have to buy somebody. Whoever they sign, that team will need to buy a replacement. Things happen quickly.”