‘Do I think Liverpool fans would be content? I’d say no’: Prospect of Jarrod Bowen replacing Mohamed Salah at Anfield would not please Reds fans, insists ex-midfielder Danny Murphy
- Jarrod Bowen has started the season impressively on the wing at West Ham Utd
- The 24-year-old has been linked with a future move to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool
- Yet Danny Murphy admits he was ‘surprised’ to hear about those rumours
- Murphy added fans would want a bigger name if Mohamed Salah was to leave
Danny Murphy believes Liverpool fans would not find the prospect of Jarrod Bowen replacing Mohamed Salah appealing.
West Ham winger Bowen has been one of David Moyes’ standout players so far this season in a Hammers side once again performing above expectations.
The 24-year-old has also loosely been linked with a move to Liverpool – perhaps even as a replacement for Salah should the Egyptian not sign a new contract – but former Reds midfielder Murphy insisted that proposition would not appease Reds fans.
Danny Murphy dismissed the prospect of Jarrod Bowen replacing Mohamed Salah at Liverpool
Murphy praised Bowen’s displays for West Ham but wasn’t sure he could get to Salah’s level
Salah’s current deal at Anfield expires in the summer of 2023.
‘If you’re looking at winning Champions Leagues and Premier Leagues each year, I’m not sure yet, maybe he (Jarrod Bowen) could get to that level, we’ll have to wait and see,’ Murphy told MyBettingSites.
‘I have to say that the recruitment at Liverpool has been really good. I did hear those rumours and I was a little bit surprised.
‘I say surprised not because I don’t like Bowen, I think he has adapted to the Premier League well, I think he’s shown a real appetite to improve his game and get into that West Ham side, playing off the right hand side.
‘I think Liverpool are going to be buying forward players thinking more long-term, thinking of Salah’s age, [Sadio] Mane’s age.
Salah scored his 11th Premier League goal of the season in the 4-0 victory against Arsenal
‘I’d be looking at players who are on par near that level and can go straight in and be good as.
‘If you’re talking about Salah leaving, Salah doesn’t sign a new contract and someone came in with huge money, do I think Liverpool supporters would be content with Bowen coming in and filling in his shoes? I’d say no.’
Bowen has scored three Premier League goals so far this season while Salah found the net again at the weekend against Arsenal to take his season league tally to 11.