It is the news that Liverpool fans were absolutely dreading. Erling Håland is fit to face the Reds tonight. The Norwegian striker has been in scintillating form this season and marked his Champions League debut with a hat-trick against Genk in Red Bull Salzburg’s 6-2 victory over Genk on matchday 1. Jesse Marsch delivered the bombshell during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.
The American coach’s address to the media was broadcast live on Red Bull Salzburg’s official club site. When asked whether or not Erling Håland is fit to face Liverpool he responded saying that he is over the illness that made him a doubt for the game. With the 19 year old available, he will surely start the game up top for the Austrian visitors.
Erling Håland is the son of former Nottingham forest, Leeds United and Manchester City footballer Alf-inge Håland. His dad enjoyed a good career in England before he was forced to retire due to a knee injury, whether or not a nasty Roy Keane tackle was the cause of Håland senior’s retirement is a hotly debated topic.
Alf-inge’s 19 year old son has scored 4 hat-tricks this season for the Austrian league leaders. He has notched an incredible 17 goals in 10 games so far. These are frightening numbers. There were reports earlier this week that Håland was a doubt for the game after falling ill but with him fit to face the Reds, Kopites will be terrified. He is undeniably one of the brightest attacking prospects in the world and he will be facing his toughest test to date when he comes up against Virgil van Dijk.