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Liverpool could be in the market for a new striker this summer, and Dusan Vlahovic is a popular name on their wish list.

Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are all exceptional footballers, but are also approaching their 30’s – meaning younger players may be needed as their successors.

That process started last summer by signing Diogo Jota, and a proper centre forward like Vlahovic could now be on the radar.

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Liverpool’s interest in Vlahovic

Inside Futbol reported at the back end of April that Liverpool were in ‘advanced’ talks to sign Vlahovic from Fiorentina.

The move seemingly hasn’t moved forward since then, but Vlahovic is surely on Liverpool’s radar after smashing 21 goals in 37 games last season.

At just 21, Vlahovic looks set for stardom in the coming years – and he’s now being ranked alongside the world’s top young strikers.

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What has Jovetic said about Vlahovic?

There are clear parallels between Stevan Jovetic and Vlahovic. Both players joined Fiorentina from Partizan, and excelled in Florence before moving on.

Jovetic headed to Manchester City, but we could see Vlahovic head to Liverpool – and Jovetic loves what he’s seen from the striker.

As quoted by Football Italia, Jovetic has compared Vlahovic to Erling Haaland, suggesting that they will be the best two strikers in Europe over the coming years.

Jovetic has urged Vlahovic to stay at Fiorentina though, believing he needs to keep playing in Florence before making a big move; a potential blow for Liverpool.

“It’s a similar situation, but I was never tempted to join Juventus from Fiorentina, because I didn’t want to betray the Viola fans,” said Jovetic. “These are personal decisions, I am not surprised a top club like Juventus want Vlahovic, he has pace, strength and an eye for the goal.

“He will be the best striker of the next few years with Erling Haaland. So potentially, he is ready for Juventus, but the most important thing is to get consistent playing time when you are as young as him. He would find more competition if he joins Juventus, that’s why I would stay one more year in Florence if I were him,” he added.

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