Erling Haaland: Former manager tells Dortmund star to choose Liverpool as his next club

The Norwegian left Red Bull Salzburg for Dortmund in January with a host of Europe’s top clubs known to be interested

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Wednesday 27 May 2020 10:12
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Red Bull Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch has told Erling Haaland that Liverpool would be an “incredible fit” as his next destination.

The 19-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable breakout campaign scoring 41 goals in all competitions.

The Norwegian left Salzburg for Borussia Dortmund in January with a host of Europe’s top clubs known to be interested.

Manchester United came particularly close to a deal at the turn of the year but his former boss believes a move to the rival Reds would be even better.

“He is a very special talent and just when you take his speed, his explosiveness, his size, his power, his technical ability, finishing, he would immediately be in the upper echelon of players in the world,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“But then when you also consider his tactical intelligence, his motivation, his discipline, his desire to improve and grow, then the combination means you have something very unique.

“We are only scratching the surface of the potential for Erling.

“He will continue to do well at Dortmund and I’m not sure how long he’ll be there before it’s time for him to take the next step, but he has the potential to be one of the best players in the world, no doubt.

“It’s another player that Liverpool would be very lucky to have.

“It won’t be cheap, but he loves the explosive style of play and being in open spaces, running in behind defences and being aggressive.

“Just by theory, it fits the way Liverpool plays. He would be an incredible fit.”

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