Liverpool told to sign 'brilliant' Mohamed Salah successor - 'Everything indicates he will leave'

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia playing for Georgia at Euro 2024.
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Ex-Liverpool star Didi Hamann has expressed his desire for the Reds to move for Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. The German believes the Georgian would be an ideal successor for Mohamed Salah at Anfield when the time comes.

"I like Kvaratskhelia, I like him a lot," Hamann has told Gambling Zone. "I read an interview and his dad said that they need to find a solution regarding his future this summer. Everything indicates that he will be leaving Napoli and that his time at the club is coming to an end.

"It's a great story because nobody heard of him two or three years ago. He turned up at Napoli and won a Scudetto playing some absolutely brilliant football in a breath-taking season for the club."

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New Napoli coach Antonio Conte has already attempted to rule out the sale of Kvaratskhelia this summer, though the Serie A side could cash in on Victor Osimhen. Kvaratskhelia's agent, however, has insisted that his client would rather not miss out on a year of Champions League soccer and the 23-year-old's current club will not be in UEFA's top competition next season.

"He's a guy who makes people go to the ground," Hamann continued. "He’s a player that people will pay money to watch. When you walk to a ground on a Saturday, it’s players like him that people talk about; that people want to see. He gets bums off seats. He's a very humble guy.

"He'd be brilliant at Liverpool. If you’re talking about Salah replacements, then he’s probably as close to a perfect replacement that Liverpool could find." says: While Kvaratskhelia is a top player, he would cost a fortune. It would be a tricky deal to do, even though it would not be impossible. In terms of replacing Salah, his numbers are very similar but Kvaratskhelia plays mainly off the left. Liverpool would still need to sign a right-sided option if and when its number 11 moves on.