Liverpool have been urged to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund by Premier League goalscoring legend Kevin Phillips. The 19-year-old striker is one of the hottest prospects in world football thanks to his lethal ability in front of goal.
Haaland – previously a target for Manchester United – has scored an incredible 12 goals in 10 appearances for Dortmund since joining from Red Bull Salzburg in January.
He has already been linked with a move away from Westfalenstadion with a host of top clubs across the continent credited with an interest.
Liverpool have limited competition for Roberto Firmino through the middle while the Brazilian’s goalscoring instincts have been called into question over the years.
Phillips believes the Premier League leaders’ “lack an out and out goalscorer” is a problem for Jurgen Kloppp and has called on the German to raid his former club.
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“Mane and Salah are not out and out strikers,” the ex-Sunderland hotshot told Football Insider.
“It might be an area Klopp looks at in the summer. It is a slight issue. They lack an out and out goalscorer.
“Haaland – imagine him playing for Liverpool as their number nine. Mane and Salah playing off of him and Firmino just behind. Wow. Imagine that front four.
“I could see him there. I think his movement – he can travel with the ball and hold it up.
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“If you sign a player like that you make it work. It would be an awesome front four.”
Liverpool’s top target ahead of the summer transfer window appears to be a different Bundesliga striker – Timo Werner of RB Leipzig.
Werner has taken his game to a new level this term, firing 27 goal in 35 appearances in all competition for Leipzig.
The Germany international has publicly flirted with a move to Anfield and recently praised Klopp as “the best coach in the world”.
“Last year, until I extended my contract, it was always Bayern Munich [that I was linked with],” he told Sky in Germany.
“Now Liverpool has come up through the media and through our game in England. You have there the best coach in the world with Jurgen Klopp.
“There are many things that would suggest that my style of play might be a good fit, but I’m not worried about it because we have so much to do with Leipzig.
“You can see we won against Tottenham, but we also have a second leg. It’s hard to think about where to play next year if you want to step on the gas here and now.”
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