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Liverpool should keep an eye on Boadu in tonight's Euro u21 semi-final

Myron Boadu will be a name familiar to Liverpool fans after his exploits in Monday’s Euro u21 quarter-final.

With Reds new boy Ibrahima Konate in action for France against The Netherlands, Kopites were tuning in to see their new centre-back.

While Konate impressed, France went out after a brace from Holland striker Boadu, including a last-minute winner.

The AZ Alkmaar man was his country’s key man going into the tournament. He has not disappointed thus far and is ready to go again in tonight’s semi-final against Germany.

Meanwhile, with Liverpool on the lookout for a new young forward, their eyes should be fully focused on the game and on Boadu in particular.

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Boadu a perfect cheap solution for Liverpool

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With Divock Origi seemingly on his way out this summer, Jurgen Klopp will surely be looking for a replacement.

The ideal player would be somebody young and relatively cheap that is content with not playing every single game, but with the potential to be a world-class forward in the not-too-distant future.

Myron Boadu is exactly that. Goal reckon that he will cost just £17m.

He has put up excellent numbers in each of his last two Eredivisie campaigns with AZ Alkmaar.

Boadu scored 14 goals and got six assists in 24 games in 2019/20. He only turned 19-years-old two months before the Dutch leagues were curtailed because of the pandemic.

Boadu continued where he left off in 2020/21. This time, it was 15 goals and one assist in 31 games.

He is a natural No 9 poacher but also has the speed and intelligence to play out wide.

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He showed what he is all about with his two goals against Konate’s France side earlier this week.

For his first, Boadu showcased his superb positional intelligence.

After France cleared a cross, their defensive line rushed out. However, Boadu noticed Faitout Maouassa lagging behind his teammates so he held his position and collected a loose shot in acres of space in the box and finished with his left foot.

For his last-minute winner, Boadu kept up with the quick Dutch counter-attack and again showed great intelligence to get into Aurelien Tchouameni’s blind spot, before finishing a very difficult cross with one touch.

Still just 20-years-old and unlikely to cost a fortune, Boadu will undoubtedly be drawing the attention of Michael Edwards and co.

Fans should take a look at him in action tonight at 8pm (UK). He is sure to cause problems and do his best to inspire Holland to a Euro u21 Final.

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