Valued at £30m, Liverpool should consider move for 26-year-old winger

According to reports from The Telegraph, Riyad Mahrez wants to leave Leicester City in the summer transfer window to test himself at an elite level club.

He expects Leicester to let him leave, with Arsenal and Tottenham reportedly vying for his signature. Valued at £30 million, the winger is also wanted by French club, Marseille.

Mahrez played a key role for the Foxes in their Premier League title quest last season, and although he hasn’t performed to the lofty standards he has set for himself in 2016/17, it should not deter Liverpool from making a move for the Algerian winger.

He has struggled for consistency this season, but then again which Leicester player hasn’t? It will be really harsh to make Mahrez the scapegoat for Leicester’s dull campaign.

Liverpool do have a strong attacking lineup, but the Reds lack depth in attack. When one of the front three players misses out, Liverpool look ordinary at best.

More than pace from wide areas, what Liverpool need is players who can make a difference against lower oppositions with their trickery and ability to produce moments of brilliance. Mahrez ticks all the boxes.

Furthermore, the 26-year-old would add a different quality to the current Liverpool attack, with him being a left-footed winger. The three front line players all are right footed which makes Liverpool’s attack predictable at times.

Last time when Liverpool paid over £30 million for a winger, Sadio Mane, he turned out be a huge hit. So why can’t Mahrez turn out to be a Kop hero?

Being an established Premier League star and a proven winner, he should not take time to adjust to the new system. Mahrez would represent a quality signing, and Liverpool should make a move for him this summer.