Liverpool are coming off a pretty disappointing season this year. It is very rare to see the Premier League champions struggling the way Liverpool did. Injuries to key players derailed Klopp’s ambitions for Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp last season had to play Henderson and Milner at the centre back position because of injuries to all of his recognized centre backs. The manager has gone out and dealt with the issue by bringing in Ibrahim Konate from Leipzig in a €45 million deal.
It was Liverpool’s performance in the latter stage of the season that instilled confidence within the organization. There is a belief that with the right additions this team can contend for the title once again.
The club is approaching the problem by identifying where they need reinforcements and then bringing them in. They have found someone for their defensive issues but they still need a proper number 9.
Roberto Firmino hasn’t had the best of seasons for Liverpool. Diogo Jota’s emergence helped the club in a big way in securing Champions League qualification. However, if Liverpool are to match Manchester City they certainly will need more firepower.
Salzburg’s Patson Daka is someone Liverpool are scouting for their goal-scoring problem. The club was showing interest in him last season too but they did not present a formal approach. However, that can change this time out as the club looks to strengthen its ranks.
Liverpool targeting Salzburg’s Patson Daka as a replacement for Firmino
Patson Daka is a very young impressive talent. The 22-year-old has been prolific in leading the attack for Salzburg this season. In just 42 appearances he has 34 goals to his name. A pretty impressive tally for a youngster.
Liverpool are in need of someone exactly like him. Someone who can chip in goals consistently for the club. According to reports from Team Talk Liverpool has taken a major interest in Daka’s development.
Another good thing for Liverpool is that his price tag is around €20 million. A pretty small price to pay for a pretty talented player. Although Salzburg could very well demand more for Daka’s services especially considering the form he is in.
It is no secret that Firmino’s performances have not been satisfactory. For quite some time there have been calls for replacing him. It feels as if it’s a matter of time before Jurgen Klopp brings someone with more energy.
Given his price tag, Patson Daka is a much feasible option than the likes of Mbappe or Erling Haaland. A problem for Liverpool is that there are competitors from the Premier League in the race for Daka.
Manchester United and Arsenal are some of the names linked with the player. However, West ham apparently are most advanced in the race for the striker. If Liverpool are serious they will have to act fast. West ham are coming off a brilliant season and are a very good option for someone like Daka.
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