As quoted by The Sport Review, McManaman told horseracing.net the following: “Bukayo Saka would be an amazing signing for Liverpool but I can’t possibly see Arsenal selling a key player to a domestic rival.
“I can’t envision that move happening. He’s one of Arsenal’s star men. I’ve seen a lot of Arsenal this season and Buyako excites me more than any other player in their side.
“Would I love Liverpool to get him? Definitely. He brings you something different. He attacks down the right, takes people on and gets to the byline. A bit different to Mo Salah, who likes to cut inside, Saka is more of a winger but a winger that likes to chip in with goals and Liverpool do need a winger like him.
“However, there’s no way on earth that Arsenal will let him go unless it’s a case of his contract running out. He’s such a young lad but still a leading figure in that Arsenal side and he’s improving every single year, so there would be riots if Arsenal let him join Liverpool.”
Anfield Watch Verdict
We completely agree with McManaman's take. Saka is someone that we would love to see at Anfield, as he is a quality player.
However, we do believe that it is highly unlikely that Arsenal would even consider selling the forward to Liverpool.
The Gunners would not want to aid a direct rival. At the end of the day, Arsenal are trying to get back to the top of English football.
Arsenal would be taking a backwards step by selling Saka. But, only time will tell if Liverpool are to make a move for the winger.