Red Bull Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch believes that the club’s former striker, Erling Haaland, would be an ideal signing for Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Haaland made his name at RB Salzburg this season with 16 goals and four assists in just 14 Austrian Bundesliga appearances. Haaland also managed a brilliant 10 goals and one assist for Marsch’s side in this season’s Champions League through the qualifiers and group stage.
The 19-year-old Norwegian striker then moved to Borussia Dortmund in January. In his first 11 German Bundesliga appearances, Haaland has scored 10 goals and created two for his new club.
Speaking on the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red podcast, Marsch said of Haaland’s ability:
“He is a very special talent and just when you take his speed, his explosiveness, his size, his power, his technical ability, finishing, he would immediately be in the upper echelon of players in the world.
“But then when you also consider his tactical intelligence, his motivation, his discipline, his desire to improve and grow, then the combination means you have something very unique.
“We are only scratching the surface of the potential for Erling.”
Marsch went on to say that Haaland would be very much suited to playing in Klopp’s Liverpool side.
“He will continue to do well at Dortmund and I’m not sure how long he’ll be there before it’s time for him to take the next step, but he has the potential to be one of the best players in the world, no doubt.
“It’s another player that Liverpool would be very lucky to have.
“It won’t be cheap, but he loves the explosive style of play and being in open spaces, running in behind defences and being aggressive.
“Just by theory, it fits the way Liverpool plays. He would be an incredible fit.”
For now, Haaland will continue to develop his game in Germany. If he ever leaves the German Bundesliga or Borussia Dortmund, there is sure to be a long list of club’s chasing his signature.
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