Liverpool’s newest signing Dominic Solanke has revealed why he signed for the Reds in an exclusive interview with LFCTV conducted after his unveiling.
Liverpool have finally unveiled youngster Dominic Solanke after what seems like an eternity of waiting and I have to say, he certainly knows how to sweet talk the fans.
The former Chelsea prospect, who describes himself as a “born winner,” was interviewed by LFCTV on his unveiling and revealed the versatility he is able to bring to the Reds attacking setup.
“My favourite position would probably be the striker, No. 9,” he explained.
“But I can play behind the striker in the No. 10 position or out wide, so I’m quite versatile.”
The 19-year old also revealed that his relationship with a number of the Reds other young stars, combined with his knowledge of Jürgen Klopp’s ability to nurture youth talents, were what convinced him to make the switch to Merseyside.
“As a young player you always want to see your club pushing through their young players and hoping you can do the same,” he explained.
“I’m quite good friends with Joe Gomez, I’ve known him from quite young, and obviously Ovie and Sheyi who were with us at the World Cup. I think Liverpool have got a lot of good young players, so hopefully everyone can play their part.
“We spoke a bit and they’ve only got good things to say, so I’m looking forward to enjoying it with them.”
Of course, it wouldn’t be an interview with a new signing without a glowing assessment of Liverpool’s manager now, would it?
“I’m so excited. Every time I see him he’s so enthusiastic and passionate,” Solanke gushed when asked about working with Klopp.
“I think that’s what you need as a manager, so I’m really looking forward to working with him. As a young player all you want to do is reach your full potential, so to have good players around you and a good manager to help that will be really good.
“I just want to make an impact. Hopefully, when I get my opportunity I can take it and help the team.”
Fans will hopefully get their first glimpse of the U20 World Cup winner on Wednesday when Liverpool take on Tranmere in their first pre-season friendly.