In his column for The Times, Paul Joyce has claimed that Liverpool ”will monitor” Watford’s Ismaila Sarr this summer as they look towards potential incoming transfers.

It is likely, however, that the newly-relegated Hornets would demand a large fee for their star man as he could be a key figure in their attempt at an immediate top-flight return.

Sarr, 22, became Watford’s record signing when he made the £30 million switch from French Ligue 1 side Rennes last summer.

With five goals and six assists from his 28 appearances in an otherwise poor campaign for the club, Sarr was one of the very few bright sport from the 2019/20 season.

Two of those five goals, of course, came against the Premier League champions, as to almost everybody’s surprise, Watford ended Liverpool’s previously unblemished unbeaten record.

Following Watford’s relegation, it has been reported The Hornets will now need to cut their cloth accordingly and perhaps move on some of their highest earners and Sarr would almost certainly fall into this category.

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Joyce also stated both Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi could leave Anfield to the right buyers, departures which could open up space in the squad for Sarr.

Should Jurgen Klopp’s men make a move for the winger and the two clubs negotiate a fee successfully, The Reds appeal for Sarr couldn’t be greater.

The fact that they are the current Premier League and European champions, added to the fact that they have his friend and fellow Senegal international Sadio Mane in the squad, would almost certainly mean tht Sarr would like to make the switch.