Rio Ferdinand urges Jurgen Klopp to sign Erling Haaland
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Rio Ferdinand urges Jurgen Klopp to sign Erling Haaland

The Norwegian has been linked with Liverpool ever since he blew up at RB Salzburg and with his release clause active, Rio Ferdinand has told Jurgen Klopp to go out and buy him.

Diogo Jota is shining for Liverpool and Roberto Firmino was in good form before he got injured but neither player lays a glove on Borussia Dortmund attacker Haaland.

The Norwegian has missed 10 games through injury this season and yet he has 13 goals and 4 assists in 10 appearances, highlighting his unreal ability to score goals in every game he plays.

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Liverpool are interested in the striker and they reportedly held talks with Mino Raiola over a move to Anfield, claim 90Min and they’re now once again being told to sign him.

Speaking on BT Sport’s post-match coverage, Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand urged Liverpool to go out and sign Haaland, whose €75m (£63m) release clause can be activated this summer.

He said: “If I was Liverpool I would take him right now. If he goes to Liverpool it’s a devastating front three. I don’t think it’s as hard for him to adapt if he goes to Liverpool. It’s a different system.

“When Liverpool are at their best they kind of leave a hole up front in the middle for the runs to come inside. I’m not sure Salah would get as many goals if Haaland was in the team. It’s an unbelievable prospect but I think Man City would be the likely destination.”

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Haaland might be battling with injury this season but last season is as good as record a player his age (21) will ever have as he scored 41 goals and assisted 12 for Dortmund in all competitions.

BVB have effectively been relegated to the Europa League already as they will never overturn their goal difference even if Ajax beat Sporting and they get a win over Besiktas.

Haaland should use his Champions League-free evenings to watch the Reds and hopefully get a closer look at players that he could play with next season if FSG sanctions a move for him.

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