It seems set to be a summer season of transition for Liverpool.
Whereas Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards aren’t about to tear out the core of the crew that has gained the Premier League and the Champions League within the final two years, there isn’t a denying that the squad wants some contemporary blood.
With Georginio Wijnaldum more likely to go away and numerous recognised starters getting into their 30s, new blood will quickly be required proper throughout the pitch, and that features the ahead line, the place dependable cowl for Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane continues to be sparse regardless of the re-emergence of Diogo Jota.
So the place higher to begin than the participant who simply scored the quickest hat-trick in Austrian Bundesliga historical past, and simply occurs to be a Liverpool fan?
At 22, Patson Daka is starting to appear to be the second coming of Erling Haaland (even when he’s the elder of the 2). Salzburg’s newest sensation is banging within the objectives at the same price to the Norwegian this season – he has 30 in simply 32 appearances in 2020/21 – and is garnering reported curiosity from greater than 20 golf equipment all around the continent.
However whereas the likes of Man Metropolis and Barcelona fall over themselves to land Haaland, who has torn it up in Germany since becoming a member of Borussia Dortmund, Daka represents an opportunity for Liverpool’s recruitment crew to get in early and keep forward of the curve.
If the Zambian retains going at something like his present price, it will not be lengthy earlier than another person is commanding 9 figures for his companies. Reviews in Austria, although, recommend Salzburg will search a modest payment simply north of the £17m they acquired for Haaland in 2019.
That is roughly half of what Liverpool paid for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino – but Daka is performing higher than any of these three had been on the time of their respective Anfield arrivals.
Information of Liverpool’s curiosity is not precisely a shock, actually not at a time when they should begin serious about a future past their established entrance three. Jota seems for all of the world as if he will lead the following part, and will likely be hitting his prime simply because the Klopp period at Anfield winds down – hopefully not till 2024.
Harvey Elliott, at 18, is the long-term hope, however there are too many variables to depend on him coming good on the high degree simply but.
Daka falls someplace in between the 2 – instantly, he could be a step up on Divock Origi, however years down the road, the sky is the restrict.
Identified for his tempo and attacking instincts, Daka seems like the right attacking choice for Liverpool’s minor rebuild this summer season. Described by Zambia supervisor Milutin Sredejovic as African soccer’s inheritor obvious to the likes of Mane or Samuel Eto’o, he is already on a path to greatness.
“I’d say he’s on the street to exchange what Samuel Eto’o as soon as was in representing Africa and African soccer,’ Sredejovic mentioned.
“He might be in comparison with Sadio Mane or Samuel Eto’o, with the extent of ability and velocity that he has, with the sense for area, sense of positioning, in the best place on the proper time.”
He admitted it was ‘lifelong dream’ fulfilled when he performed towards Liverpool at Anfield final season.
The Reds, then, must be utilizing that to their benefit, and pulling on each heart-string they’ll to win the race for Austrian soccer’s newest crown jewel. It is too good a match to not strive.