Former England international, Gabby Agbonlahor, has claimed that Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is absolutely irreplaceable at Anfield.
Agbonlahor believes Mane deserves a £300,000-a-week salary, adding that Liverpool will regret their decision if they let him leave the club this summer.
Mane, 30, has been heavily linked with a move away from Liverpool this summer in the past few days.
Reports had emerged that Mane is set to join Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich.
The former Southampton star has just over a year left on his current deal with Liverpool, with reports claiming that he will cost more than £30 million this summer.
The Senegalese international has been a key figure in Liverpool’s success in recent seasons and has scored 23 goals and registered five assists in his 51 appearances across the campaign.
“What are you going to get in to replace him? There will be top players out there but they have not got that Premier League experience, they have not been through it,” the former Aston Villa star told Football Insider.
“Look at Man City with the strength in depth they have got and they have added to it in the forward line. Salah gets free space at times because of Mane’s runs in behind. Diaz and Jota are not Mane. They will regret it,” he said.
Agbonlahor added: “Fair play to Mane. Players want what they deserve. If he thinks he’s worth £300,000-a-week, he’ll demand Bayern Munich pay it or someone else.”
“Liverpool will regret it. [Luis] Diaz is a great player, but how many goals does he score? He’s good on the eye, but I don’t think he’s going to get Mane numbers. [Diogo] Jota is a great player but can be in and out of games. For me, Mane is irreplaceable.”