Report: Liverpool boosted in £63m transfer race - named as 'latecomers' but Reds have major pull
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Liverpool receive a boost in race to sign Erling Haaland

Liverpool may have received a boost in the race to sign Erling Haaland as Real Madrid have reportedly dropped out.

With 13 goals and 4 assists, the Norwegian has picked up where he left off last season when he scored 41 and assisted 12 but Haaland is currently out with a hip flexor problem.

Kylian Mbappe is the only young player in Europe whose talent burns as brightly as Haaland’s does and with his €75 million (£63m) release clause ready to be activated in the summer, all the biggest clubs will be investigating whether or not signing him is feasible.

According to FourFourTwo, “Erling Haaland could be going to Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City or Liverpool – but apparently not Real Madrid.”

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They cite unspecified reports as claiming that Real Madrid have pulled out of the race to sign Haaland, handing a boost to those who remain in the mix to land one of Europe’s most exciting players.

Los Blancos are turning their full attention to signing Kylian Mbappe and if Liverpool and the La Liga side both don’t sign the Borussia Dortmund star, at least Madrid won’t have both Mbappe and Haaland.

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While the thought of one of Liverpool’s Premier League rivals signing the Norway international is scary, imagining him combining with Kylian Mbappe is simply terrifying.

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The Reds are labelled as ‘latecomers’ to the transfer race and that “it’s not known whether Liverpool’s interest is concrete right now” but if they firm up said interest, Haaland would surely be tempted into a move to Anfield.

The power of the Klopp pull factor should not be discounted as the German is one of if not the best coach in Europe and with Anfield a massive factor as well, Liverpool is an enticing destination for any player these days.

Possibly the only thing counting against Liverpool is their refusal to match the wages and bonuses paid by other clubs to their top performers.

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