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Dean Saunders says PL giants should have replaced star winger with Tottenham’s Son Heung-min

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Dean Saunders: Liverpool should have signed Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min to replace Sadio Mane

According to Dean Saunders, Liverpool should have signed Son Heung-min from Tottenham Hotspur to replace the outgoing Sadio Mane, who joined Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.

The former Aston Villa and Liverpool striker told talkSPORT (h/t the Express):

“When Mane was leaving Liverpool, I thought there are only a couple of players who could replace him, and I thought Son would have been the one.”

Liverpool instead signed Darwin Nunez from SL Benfica. The Uruguay international had a good start to life after impressing in the Community Shield win against Manchester City and in the 2-2 draw against Fulham.

Hidemasa Morita fights for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min.
Hidemasa Morita fights for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

However, he has been quiet ever since and got himself a red card in the draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Son, on the other hand, remains a vital, virtually irreplaceable part of manager Antonio Conte’s starting XI.

This is despite the fact that the South Korea international is yet to score a single goal in eight games this season. He started for us down the left flank once again yesterday as we took on Sporting CP.

The former Bayer Leverkusen, like his teammates, was less than impressive and failed to many any tangible impact in a 2-0 loss for the Lilywhites. It would have been a strange sight seeing him wear Liverpool red had manager Jurgen Klopp managed to sign him this summer.

Liverpool striker, Darwin Nunez, in action. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)
Liverpool striker, Darwin Nunez, in action. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

However, it is also a big question how Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici had reacted if someone did come in to sign the 30-year-old. Son is a vital part of this Spurs team and showed why he is regarded as one of the world’s best in his position after he shared the Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah last season.

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Son, who has 32 goals in 100 caps for his national team, is on a contract that expires in the summer of 2025 (Transfermarkt).

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