Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Sadio Mane, Jordon Ibe swap rumours

Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring the second goal for Southampton

Speculation has mounted that Liverpool and Southampton could do some business this summer.

Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring the second goal for Southampton

According to a report in The Sun, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is willing to use winger Jordon Ibe as a makeweight in a deal to sign Southampton star Sadio Mane.

The Sun report that Mane, 24, would cost up to £30 million but £10 million would be knocked off if Klopp threw the 20-year-old into the mix.

Ibe has bags of potential but things have not really worked out for him at Anfield since Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers.

The young winger had arguably shown more promise under Rodgers, whereas quite a few players have certainly improved as a result of the German's appointment.

Ibe is certainly hot and cold and, as a result, Liverpool fans were conflicted as to whether the club should do the deal with Mane or not.

Mane is surely an upgrade on Ibe at the moment. The Senegalese bullet netted 14 goals in all competitions this past season - including a hat-trick in the 4-2 win over Manchester City - and Southampton would undoubtedly miss him.

Ibe, on the other hand, is just potential at the moment, but it remains to be seen whether Liverpool is the place to help him kick on in his career.

If he hasn't shown hugely promising signs already, which he hasn't, then an exit may be on the cards.

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe celebrates scoring their first goal

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch