Liverpool are working on a deal to sign Thomas Lemar as Philippe Coutinho’s replacement, reports say. The Reds look set to lose Coutinho to Barcelona in the coming weeks and want the matter resolved by mid-January. Liverpool had a bid rejected for Lemar in the summer, but Yahoo Sports claim Jurgen Klopp is continuing to work on a deal to bring the Monaco star to Anfield this month. Arsenal out-bid Liverpool for Lemar, but the France international turned down the chance to move to London as he did not think the Gunners were a good fit. Lemar has kept in contact with Liverpool and is ready to join the Reds in January should Monaco agree to sell him. The goalscoring attacker would be a fine replacement for Coutinho and would certainly ease tension on Merseyside.
Thomas Lemar is Liverpool’s choice to replace Philippe Coutinho in January
Metro | Jan 3