Liverpool have made some decisive moves in the transfer market in the past couple of years. When the Reds have identified a problem area they’ve gone ahead and addressed it emphatically. Next summer Liverpool should consider signing Erling Haaland, a move which would mirror the Virgil van Dijk signing.
Erling Haaland in numbers
20-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is known for his ridiculous numbers.
The long limbed striker scores a silly amount of goals for a kid of his age.
This season he has scored four and assisted one in his first three games. He joined Dortmund in January of last season, hitting the ground running with 13 goals in 15 games.
Prior to joining Dortmund he had scored 29 goals in 27 games for Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg.
Liverpool should sign Haaland
We are all sensible enough to admit that Bobby Firmino hasn’t started the season as brightly as we’d hoped.
He also didn’t really finish last season as brightly as we’d hoped. He didn’t score at home for 19 of our 20 games at Anfield.
For a starting striker, shouldn’t we, at some point, look to add goals as well as link up play and pressure?
I’m by no means advocating for getting rid of the Brazilian, I just think it could be an idea to upgrade on his goals tally.
Too often have we clung to the argument that without him there wouldn’t be as many chances for Mo Salah and Sadio Mane – that argument does both players a huge disservice.
Liverpool signing Erling Haaland would most certainly add more goals to the attack. It would be a move similar to the signing of Virgil van Dijk, where we just went out and bought one of the best players in the world in that position in order to drastically improve one part of our game.
The Norwegian striker is said to have a release clause of £63m, given his inhuman goals tally and his youth, signing him is a no brainer for any club.
Swap him and Bobby in and out of the side, maybe even drop Bobby into midfield. We just need more goals from our starting striker.