Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp told he is selling the wrong player amid £40m Sadio Mane exit
Liverpool are selling the wrong player if they allow Sadio Mane to complete a move to Bayern Munich, claims former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan. Liverpool are reportedly willing to accept a fee of over £40million for Mane, which Bayern are set to meet, but Jordan believes Roberto Firmino should be the player heading through the exit door at Anfield.
Firmino made just 10 Premier League starts in an injury-hit campaign last term. Even when he was fit, he was often left out of the starting XI in favour of Diogo Jota or January signing Luis Diaz.
The Telegraph claims Liverpool expect Bayern to return with a new offer for Mane which would meet their valuation of over £40m. But Jordan believes selling the Senegal star is the wrong decision.
Both Firmino and Mane are out of contract in 2023 but Jordan says more work should be put into keeping the latter. He said on talkSPORT: “I can’t get my head round whether this is the player’s salary demands, because some people are ruminating that it’s the player’s salary demands, other people are saying it’s because he’s reached the end of the line with Liverpool and he wants a different challenged.