Liverpool's next ruthless forward could be signed soon following national coach's REVEAL 🤔
Couldn't be much more than £30m for the goal machine, could it?
Zambia coach Milutin Sredojevic explained that Liverpool-linked attacker Patson Daka was omitted from the national side’s squad to allow the player to sort out his future at a domestic level.
The 22-year-old is reportedly being eyed by both the Reds and Premier League rivals West Ham United, the latter of which some claim have jumped ahead of the Merseysiders in the race for the forward’s signature.
“Daka, Mwepu and Kangwa have to decide on their next future, and it is just fair that they can make a decision that is in the best interest of the country,” the Serbian said.
It’s worth noting that, as of yet, the extent of Liverpool’s interest in the high-flying forward has not been determined.
Though given how the form of Bobby Firmino and Sadio Mane dipped over a significant period in the season just gone, we certainly wouldn’t begrudge Jurgen Klopp adding to his ranks the Austrian Bundesliga’s topscorer.
While waxing lyrical over the Zambia international’s 46 goal contributions (across all competitions) is likely to invite the odd raised eyebrow considering the jump in quality (no offence) from the Austrian top-flight to the Premier League, it’s difficult to ignore such numbers.
That being said, this is the same league that handed the likes of Sadio Mane and, more recently, Erling Haaland a platform to shine before securing big moves elsewhere.
Let’s not be quick to forget that the former was registering similar numbers in the league before securing a switch to Southampton.
It’s not a guarantee that Daka will turn out to be even half as good as our Senegalese speedster but it certainly should at least invite interest from Liverpool, particularly after we managed to overlook Haaland and sign the struggling Takumi Minamino.
The recruitment team will no doubt explore the option - if they haven’t already - not wishing to make a similar mistake this time with the free-scoring Zambian.
If push came to shove, we’d expect the striker to pick Anfield over the London Stadium, despite potentially being guaranteed more minutes at first with David Moyes’ side.
Whoever does end up with us, once the curtain falls on another summer window, will be guaranteed playing time, with Klopp more than likely to rotate his options and keep things as fresh as possible.
Add a quality goalscorer into the mix amongst the likes of Diogo Jota and co. and things could get very interesting for us next season.
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