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Liverpool made the right call not signing Donyell Malen ahead of Dortmund

Over the summer Liverpool fans were clamouring for a new forward to arrive at the club. Kopites were convinced that the Reds are a top striker short. In the end Ibrahima Konate was the only addition made to the senior side. It looks as though Liverpool made the right call not signing Donyell Malen.

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Liverpool linked with strikers galore

Over the summer not a day went by without the Reds being linked with a striker.

Name after name was touted as a potential solution to the Reds’ problems with depth in the final third.

From the imposing Serbian forward Dusan Vlahovic to the rising star Patson Daka, they were all touted at one time or another.

In the end the Reds decided against a swoop for a striker, perhaps indicating that the club has a particular target in mind for next summer.

Liverpool linked with Donyell Malen

One man who was consistently linked throughout the summer was a rising star of Dutch football.

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Liverpool were keen on Donyell Malen according to various outlets. Eindhovens Dagblad claimed the Reds’ interest was ‘serious’.

However, the striker ended up moving to Borussia Dortmund in a £26m move.

Transfer decision right

Kopites were furious that we let Malen go to Dortmund.

He appeared an ideal target; at just 22-years-old he scored 19 league goals last term.

However, he has struggled to find his feet in Germany. This term he has failed to score in any of his first six Bundesliga games for Dortmund.

Given the difference in quality between the leagues and the standards expected at Liverpool this sort of slow start would’ve been uneasy for the Reds.

It looks as though Liverpool made the right call not signing Malen.

The question is: who do they have in mind?

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