As Klopp considers three options, Liverpool views a €50 million attacker as a “solid option” to replace Mo Salah.

Al-Ittihad reportedly made a £150million bid for the Egypt international before the summer transfer window closed, but the offer was quickly rejected by the Reds.

While Jürgen Klopp was quick to laugh off the speculation at the time, Liverpool are well aware that Saudi Arabia’s interest will not wane any time soon.

With this in mind, the club is currently reviewing their options ahead of 2024 on how they would replace Salah.

According to reports from Spain, Liverpool view Chiesa as a “strong option” to replace Salah if the Egypt international does indeed leave.

Several big clubs from across Europe had been linked with the Italian winger in the previous window, but the 25-year-old ended up staying.

There’s no denying that Chiesa has had his fair share of injury problems since joining the Italian giants, but he would still be an interesting option for a team like Liverpool.

With his contract in Italy expiring in 2025, Liverpool could get a cheaper deal.

Juventus signed the winger in 2020 for a fee of €50 million, but his value has since declined.

In addition to Chiesa, Liverpool are also considering a few other players from across Europe.

The Reds have made good use of the European market in the past and it appears they will take that route to find Salah’s replacement.

Leao would certainly be an ambitious signing for Liverpool and he would likely cost a lot more than Chiesa.

The 24-year-old is under contract with Milan until 2028 and is believed to be worth around £130m.

The third option Liverpool are currently considering is Real Madrid winger Rodrygo.

Given that the Brazilian is highly regarded in Spain, it would be equally difficult to complete this deal.

Rodrygo has started all five of Real Madrid’s league matches so far this season and is under contract with the club until the summer of 2028.

Liverpool will carefully consider all three options over the coming months as Klopp prepares for the possibility of life without Salah.

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