According to the former Germany midfielder, Liverpool would find it difficult to replace Sadio Mane. Dietmar Hamann claims Luis Daiz is a good player but does not have the scoring ability to replace Sadio Mane.
Mane has been one of the key players for Liverpool since signed for them in 2013 and had contributed immensely to the success of Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool coach.
Sadio Mane had been linked with a move to Bayern Munich with Robert Lewandoski set to leave Bayern Munich this summer. Sadio Mane has been identified by Bayern Munich as the replacement for Lewandoski.
The 30 years old Senegalese forward is believed to have informed his teammates and Jurgen Klopp of his decision to leave Liverpool after their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.
Mane had been tipped to challenge club teammate Mohamed Salah and Karim Benzema for the Ballon D’or this season.
Sadio Mane has only one year left on his Liverpool contract and Bayern Munich could get the Liverpool star for a cheap price.
What did Hamann say?
Dietmar Hamann wrote in a column for Sky Sports saying: “Diaz is a good player but Mane has been scoring regularly for four or five years. His departure will be a huge loss for Liverpool.
“Whether he fits Bayern? Mane can play in the center of the attack, but I don’t like him there as much as on the wing.
“He’s 30 now and could eventually play as a number nine if he loses some speed as Cristiano Ronaldo did.
“On the other hand, it’s wonderful for a coach to have a player who can play on the wing or in the middle. Bayern will find players so that they have a powerful team again in the summer.”
Meanwhile, Hamann claims Thiago Alcantara is the most overrated midfielder in Europe.
Dietmar Hamann believes Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara is one of the most overrated midfielders in Europe. according to him. Thiago is useless when Liverpool does not have the ball and adds nothing to the team when they are under pressure.
Thiago had been key this season for Liverpool both in the Premier League and the Champions League. he helped Liverpool win the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup over Chelsea.
Hamann continued: “In my opinion, the Reds need to modernize the team a bit, especially in midfield.
“I don’t understand the hype about Thiago. For me, he is one of the most overrated players in European football.
“When things are going well and you have a lot of possession he’s a good player, but when push comes to shove you don’t see him.
“If you need someone who sets accents, then he doesn’t do it.
“Naby Keita is also a disappointment, Jordan Henderson is a worker. They need a player who can make the difference and give the team that extra something.”
Former Liverpool Skipper Steven Gerrard had also echoed that Liverpool needs to sign a goal-scoring midfielder and Gerrard believes that Liverpool’s lack of a goal-scoring midfielder was one of the reasons they lost the Champions League finals to Real Madrid.