Erling Haaland has become one of the world’s top young talents, and he’s already being tipped for a move away from Borussia Dortmund.
What a rise it has been for Haaland. The Norwegian started his Red Bull Salzburg career last summer having agreed to join months earlier, and he exploded in Austria.
The teenager hit 29 goals and seven assists in just 27 games for Salzburg, and that enabled him to make a big January move to Dortmund.
The goals haven’t stopped. Haaland has already racked up 13 goals and three assists in 14 Dortmund games, meaning he has bagged 42 goals and 10 assists this season.
His productivity is absolutely unbelievable, and the sky seems to be the limit for him. Haaland is big, strong, quick, deadly in front of goal and can link play well too.
Dortmund will find it hard to keep hold of Haaland, as the world’s biggest clubs will no doubt be keen. So, what about Liverpool? They saw Haaland score against them at Anfield earlier this season, and will surely be interested down the line.
Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch has spoken to the Liverpool Echo, and having raved about Haaland’s ability, he suggested that Liverpool would be ‘very lucky’ to have him.
Marsch added that Liverpool’s style is perfect for Haaland, believing it would be an ‘incredible fit’ if he ended up at Anfield – it’s now up to Jurgen Klopp to decide whether he agrees, even if a move surely won’t happen any time soon.
“Not at all. Not at all. 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,” said Marsch. “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.”
“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,” he added.