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Owen: Mahrez the wrong option to replace Coutinho at Liverpool

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez GETTYManchester United have tried to pluck a deal from underneath Man City's noses for Alexis Sanchez
Montrelle Montesinos | 13 Enero, 2018, 11:08

City have not done the double over the Reds for over 80 years.

The Gunners haven't won the Premier League title since 2003-04.

Liverpool are 2-1 at BetVictor to inflict the first domestic defeat of the season on City and that's the recommended bet.

While Arsene Wenger remains keen on Monaco ace Thomas Lemar, he's pessimistic about his club's chances of securing the Frenchman and he wants a replacement in before letting Sanchez go.

'As good a player as Mahrez is, he might not possess the pace or work ethic that Jurgen Klopp might be looking for and I wonder where he would fit into the starting XI - certainly not instead of the brilliant Mo Salah on the right side of the front three'.

Pep Guardiola's side came from behind to win against Burnley and Bristol City but I think they will lose their unbeaten domestic record tomorrow.

RB Leipzig star Naby Keita
GETTYLiverpool are still hoping to bring Naby Keita to Anfield this month

The Gunners are reportedly chasing the Leicester star as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, but will he get better offers than the Emirates club?

However, the former PFA Player of the Year has recaptured the form that helped guide the Foxes to Premier League glory and Mahrez's camp are in talks with Liverpool over a move to Anfield, according to the Daily Express.

Former Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores is 1-3 to be the next Potters manager with Martin O'Neill out to 9-4 and former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic 14-1 having been odds-on at one point.

Jurgen Klopp is in the market for another attacker after losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and Mahrez is one of a number of players who has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks.

"They're in a position now where someone like him has got to go there and really pull up trees to get Arsenal back to where they need to go", he said, referencing the fact that the Gunners may see both Alexis and Mesut Ozil leave on Bosman deals.