Liverpool step up efforts to sign Leicester star

Liverpool has reportedly opened talks with Leicester for winger Riyad Mahrez. 

English news outlet Daily Express has claimed that the Reds are desperate to find a replacement for former playmaker Philippe Coutinho and that boss Jurgen Klopp has made Mahrez his top transfer target since the tactician believes that the Algerian is a viable replacement. 

Mahrez, who has scored seven goals and registered seven assists in 22 Premier League appearances this season, has quickly re-established himself as a creative force this season, subsequently garnering the attention of a number of top teams. 

The aforementioned report has however further disclosed that the 26-year-old is keen on securing a move to Arsenal instead since the midfield maestro believes that the Gunners would better accommodate his style of play - a development which could ultimately jeopardise Liverpool’s hopes of landing the linchpin.

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