Reported £17m Liverpool target is ideal upgrade on club legend but doesn't solve big problem - RTK view
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Liverpool signing Patson Daka would be upgrade on Divock Origi

Liverpool are going to have to address some problems in the squad this summer. The Reds have had an unthinkably poor season and whilst injuries are to blame we need to make sure fitness issues don’t cause such drastically poor form next term. Liverpool signing Patson Daka would be a big upgrade on Divock Origi but he isn’t the solution to our number 9 problem.

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Liverpool target Patson Daka

The Reds are going to be linked with all and sundry in the coming months.

This is a rumour we can get behind, we’ve suggested Liverpool should sign Patson Daka a dozen times.

The 22-year-old Zambian striker is thought to be in high demand.

Salzburger Nachrichten has claimed that Liverpool are chasing Patson Daka but they face competition from Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal.

The report states that the striker is valued at around £17m.

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Patson Daka upgrade on Divock Origi

The 22-year-old striker would certainly be a massive upgrade on Divock Origi.

The Zambian has netted 20 goals in 18 league games this season.

He has also bagged five assists for the Austrian champions.

Daka would be a great option from the bench, an ideal player to rotate in and out when key players are tired.

In recent years Divock Origi has disappointed in this role. Although he is a club legend for his massive goals in massive games, it’s time to replace him with a higher quality backup; one who can grow into a first choice over time.

Daka doesn’t solve key problem

Liverpool have a key problem in the squad and it is the number 9 role.

Our starting striker isn’t scoring enough goals, plain and simple.

We need a lethal finisher to come in and start tucking away the rare half chances we have against stubborn low blocks.

Patson Daka is a talented footballer with plenty of potential but he isn’t the solution to our number 9 problem.

We need a more reliable, established striker to take on that role. Daka can be a starter in the years to come but it would be too big of an ask to throw him straight into the deep end.

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