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Carragher Reveals The Player He Was 'Desperate' For Liverpool To Sign

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Carragher Reveals The Player He Was 'Desperate' For Liverpool To Sign

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Despite Liverpool's current abundance of attacking talent, Jamie Carragher was 'desperate' for the Reds to sign Riyad Mahrez over the Summer and was surprised that the Algerian winger wasn't subjected to the same level of interest as Jamie Vardy and N'Golo Kante were.

Jurgen Klopp did invest heavily in a wide man, with Sadio Mane being brought in from Southampton and the Senegalese winger has hit the ground running since arriving at Anfield, while Mahrez has struggled to recapture the form that earned him the PFA Player Of The Year award and fired Leicester to the Premier League title, last season.

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Mahrez's form last season left Jamie Carragher 'desperate' for Liverpool to sign him (Image: PA)

Writing in The Daily Mail, Carragher said, "I was desperate for Liverpool to sign Mahrez. I loved watching him last season, he used to get me out of my seat the way he would cut in from the right flank on to his left foot.

"I was shocked none of the giants made a bid for such a gifted wide man, who scored goals and created plenty of assists."

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Mahrez has been far from influential this term, despite having signed a lucrative new deal, which the Liverpool legend believes could have something to do with the Algerian's downturn in form.

"Look at how he has played, though, since signing his lucrative new contract. At this stage last year, he had scored 10 times - a haul which was responsible for 11 points - and created a further six goals. "This year? He's scored three penalties in the Premier League, which have been worth a point."

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Almost pointless. The Algerian's endured a nightmare campaign, this time round (Image: PA)

Perhaps Jurgen Klopp knew what he was doing all along when he opted against pursuing an interest in Mahrez and signing Mane instead. We doubt Liverpool fans would trade the two, this season.

(H/T Goal)

Topics: Liverpool, Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City, Football, Jamie Carragher

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