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Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has told Sky Sports that he believes Erling Haaland would be interested in a move to Liverpool and playing under Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool are thought to be one of the clubs potentially chasing Haaland ahead of the summer transfer window.

90 Minutes suggest that Manchester City and Chelsea are the two clubs leading the race.

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But, rather intriguingly, Sheth has suggested that a move to Liverpool could appeal to Haaland.

He said: “There’s Liverpool. They haven’t been shy in spending in the past – they spent a combined £150m on a defender and goalkeeper in Van Dijk and Alisson – and I’m not sure we realise just how big a name Jurgen Klopp still is in Dortmund, and how that might have an impact.

“Could he come in and replace Roberto Firmino? I don’t think it’s an impossibility, but this will come down to finances and the desire to sign Haaland because I actually think he’d want to play for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool. In short, every team has their little advantage in this race.”

If Liverpool are to fund a move to sign Haaland then they are likely to have to sell one of their major stars.

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Haaland does have a £66 million release clause in his Dortmund contract (Sky), but that doesn’t kick in until next season, so any team trying to buy him in the summer would have to pay a big price.

While City and Chelsea may be willing to spend big, there are larger doubts over Liverpool’s ability or desire to do the same.

A new striker could well be on the Reds’ wishlist though, as their front three has slowed a little this season.

Roberto Firmino, in particular, has struggled – and there would seemingly be few better replacements on the market than Haaland for the Brazilian.

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