Jurgen Klopp and his Anfield chiefs bracing themselves for another transfer tug of war following Philippe Coutinho saga

We reported yesterday how the Barcelona have switched their attention to the Senegal star after missing out on team-mate Philippe Coutinho.

Liverpool are bracing themselves for another huge transfer tug of war... this time over Sadio Mane

Liverpool are bracing themselves for another huge transfer tug of war… this time over Sadio Mane

Real Madrid and Juventus have joined the race for the Senegal star

Real Madrid and Juventus have joined the race for the Senegal star

And the Guardian claim that Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Italian giants Juventus also want to sign the forward.

Liverpool’s summer transfer window was dominated by Barca’s pursuit of Brazilian Coutinho.

The playmaker handed in a transfer request as the Nou Camp giants lined him up as Neymar’s replacement.

However, the Reds stood firm despite intense pressure and keep hold of their talisman.

But now they are facing a fresh fight to hang onto his team-mate as Europe’s big guns begin to circle ahead of a potential swoop.

Losing Mane, who is currently serving a three-match ban for accidentally kicking Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson last week, would be a nightmare for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

Jurgen Klopp will fight tooth and nail to keep Sadio Mane at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp will fight tooth and nail to keep Sadio Mane at Anfield

Liverpool refused to allow talisman Philippe Coutinho to join Barcelona last month

Liverpool refused to allow talisman Philippe Coutinho to join Barcelona last month

The 25-year-old got over his dismissal at the Etihad by producing a superb display in last week’s 2-2 Champions League draw with Sevilla.

That performance showcased just how much of a key part he has become of the Kop machine under Klopp.

And his presence was certainly felt on Saturday as his team-mates failed to capitalise on their dominance and were held to a draw at home to Burnley in the first Premier League match of his suspension.

And Klopp will do everything to thwart of interest in his other attacking jewel

And Klopp will do everything to thwart of interest in his other attacking jewel

Barca have reportedly turned their attention to Mane after missing out on Coutinho

Barca have reportedly turned their attention to Mane after missing out on Coutinho

Sadio Mane is currently serving a three-match suspension

Sadio Mane is currently serving a three-match suspension

Liverpool also suffered a a dramatic dip in form last season when he was away playing in the African Cup of Nations.

And similar to their stance on Coutinho, Klopp will be adamant that his key man will be going nowhere – no matter what money is offered.

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4490263/liverpool-transfer-news-real-madrid-and-juventus-join-barcelona-in-race-for-reds-star-sadio-mane/

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