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Opinion: Liverpool should be among favourites to sign £68m Erling Haaland after surprising revelation

Liverpool are long-term admirers of Erling Haaland and they might be favourites to sign the Norwegian based on a revelation from Off the Pitch.

While the Reds are known for being quite stingy under FSG due to lack of spending on transfers and the implementation of a conservative wage structure, they can actually afford to sign Haaland.

Marca state his release clause is set at £68million which is not out of the realms of possibility for Liverpool while his wages would be an issue but a report from Off the Pitch should give fans hope that he could move to Anfield next summer.

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They report that Liverpool pay the second-highest fees to agents and the only side to pay more than them is Dortmund. With Haaland set to leave them, the Reds would, in theory, be able to afford Mino Raiola’s agent fees.

Bild reported in August that Raiola is demanding a £34m fee to facilitate Haaland’s move and while that is preposterous, getting a generational talent like the 21-year-old to move to Merseyside would set the Reds up for the next 10 years.

Jurgen Klopp would work wonders with him as he has done with Mohamed Salah and Haaland arguably has greater potential for longevity and a much higher ceiling on his potential.

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The Norwegian has already scored 119 goals in 163 games for RB Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund so you can imagine how many he’ll have after 500 games.

Roberto Firmino is entering the twilight of his career and while Diogo Jota is a fine player, he’s not quite on the level of Haaland and Liverpool’s ability to scythe through sides will only increase tenfold with a centre-forward like Haaland to spearhead their attack.

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