Nkunku could be next Liverpool Red Bull signing - RTK View
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Nkunku could be next Liverpool Red Bull signing - RTK View

With every passing game, Christopher Nkunku looks more and more like a Liverpool player.

The RB Leipzig star was on the score sheet in the Champions League once again last night. He scored the opener for his side in their shock 2-1 loss at home to Club Brugge, striking past Simon Mignolet.

It was his fourth goal in two games in the competition so far this season after his astonishing hat-trick against Manchester City in the opening fixture.

While that performance introduced him to the English fans, Nkunku has been delivering in Germany for some time now.

He was the star last weekend with two goals and an assist in Leipzig’s 6-0 win over Hertha Berlin. While there were his first goal contributions in the Bundesliga of 2021/22, he has had an excellent start to the season with his general play.

In fact, he has proven to be a top talent ever since he signed from PSG in 2019.

Now, he is adding the pivotal goals and assists that will take him to the next level.

If the last few years are anything to go by, that next level could be Anfield.

Nkunku a typical Liverpool signing

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We all know that Liverpool have a thing for players at Red Bull clubs. Sadio Mane, Naby Keita, Takumi Minamino and Ibrahima Konate have all played for one of or both of RB Leipzig or Red Bull Salzburg.

There was also reported interest in the likes of Timo Werner, Duje Caleta-Car and Patson Daka.

When looking for their next attacking star, they will likely take a good look at the talent currently on the books of both sides.

By the time this season concludes, Nkunku could have the highest reputation of the lot.

He is versatile and incredibly well-rounded in every aspect of the game. He is in flying form playing as a right-sided winger/No 10 hybrid at present. The Frenchman could also play as a No 8 or up front, so would be a very useful asset.

Yet his pace could see him find a home on the wing at Liverpool. Per The Athletic, he was clocked at 35.5 km/h in the game against Hertha at the weekend.

This ability could see him be the ideal replacement for the likes of Sadio Mane.

Still just 23-years-old, there is no limit to his ceiling. For evidence of this, all you need to do is look at his numbers at such a young age.

So far this season, he is playing 2.41 key passes, taking 3.15 shots, making 2.22 tackles interceptions and attempting 2.22 dribbles per 90. This is proof of the fact that he really can do it all, as we mentioned earlier.

Don’t be surprised if you see Nkunku being heavily linked with Liverpool as time goes on.

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