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Former Liverpool star John Aldridge has encouraged his old club to break the bank on signing Erling Haaland during the summer transfer window.

The Reds’ lack of forward options has been laid bare in recent weeks.

Liverpool have only scored once in their last five Premier League games, despite having Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah available.

With Diogo Jota sidelined and the likes of Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino insufficient, Jurgen Klopp certainly needs new attacking blood in the summer.

The Borussia Dortmund marksman is one of Europe’s most exciting young strikers, with the Norwegian powerhouse netting 38 goals in 33 games for the German club in all competition.

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If and when he leaves Dortmund, it’ll be for a minimum nine figures, meaning it would smash the Merseyside club’s transfer record, and Aldridge has admitted that he’d absolutely love to see the big man at Anfield.

He told The Sunday World: “Roberto Firmino’s form has been a concern for some time, so I would encourage Liverpool to do all they can to sign Erling Haaland next summer,” he told us.

“Liverpool don’t have a Plan B option in their forward line and as we have seen with their slump in form over the last few weeks, they don’t have a back-up plan when Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are not firing.

“A player like Haaland would give them that variation and while he would cost in excess of £100m to sign from Dortmund, he is the man I’d like to see Liverpool go for.”

This, if it happens, would be absolutely stunning for Liverpool.

There’s no doubt that Firmino has been a brilliant player for Klopp down the years, but there’s been signs over the past 18 months that he’s been in decline, particularly because his goal return is dwindling.

And to replace him with a player like Haaland, who would surely be a dream striker for Salah and Mane, is truly exciting.

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