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Report: Liverpool turn attention to 21-year-old Mikkel Damsgaard

Liverpool have their eyes on Mikkel Damsgaard, according to reports. The Dane shone at Euro 2020.

This comes from CalcioMercato. They claim Liverpool are one of a few Premier League clubs with eyes on Mikkel Damsgaard.

Damsgaard caught the eye at Euro 2020, which became something of a breakout month for the 21-year-old. He bagged two goals and an assist over five games and just generally played well.

His big moment came against England in the semi-final, of course. Damsgaard scored a magnificent free-kick to give his side the lead – though, they couldn’t hold onto it.

Damsgaard currently plays for Sampdoria in Italy and the club don’t particularly want to sell. Should someone front an ‘unreasonable’ £25m, though, they’d likely say yes.

Liverpool look at Mikkel Damsgaard

We’d be surprised if Liverpool weren’t already looking at Damsgaard, rather than jumping on the bandwagon with Euro 2020. He was already a highly-rated young player, after all.

He’s one that could really work for Liverpool, too. Damsgaard primarily plays from the left wing for Sampdoria but can also operate centrally and even from the right on occasion.

Damsgaard is primarily a creative player, creating six chances for teammates in his five Euro games. He’ll also run at players, comfortably averaging over a dribble per game.

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But he’ll also put in a shift and press. Damsgaard averaged over a tackle per game in Serie A last season – not bad at all for someone who often came off the bench.

All in all, we’d probably want to see more of Damsgaard as a starting playing in Serie A before paying £25m for him. He featured in 35 games last season but only actually started 18 of them.

So there’s still a way to go. Damsgaard is a very encouraging prospect but this tournament isn’t quite enough to make him the go-to this summer.

In a year, though? We wouldn’t rule that out.

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