Liverpool transfer connection could see striker faster than Kylian Mbappé move to Anfield in 2022
Recruiting players who have worked in the Red Bull system has become a recurring theme for Liverpool.
From Sadio Mané to Naby Keïta via Takumi Minamino, Liverpool have shown a preference for Red Bull graduates. In December 2019, it even prompted Red Bull Salzburg to post a facetious tweet asking who would make the trip to Anfield in 2022.
Liverpool took the one-year leap, poaching yet another Red Bull product from Ibrahima Konaté. This will only have served to forge an even closer bond with a stable of clubs who like to do business with Michael Edwards and vice versa – and 2022 could still see Liverpool return to Leipzig or Salzburg for a new signing.
Red Bull breed players prepared for Jürgen Klopp gegenpress system. Their fast-paced, high-intensity football is exactly the same pattern as that followed by Liverpool, which is why Red Bull is such a great shopping destination for the club.
And with 2022 just around the corner, the question is, who could be the next Red Bull product poached by Liverpool?
Liverpool have reportedly held an interest in Patson Daka and continue to monitor Erling Haaland’s situation at Borussia Dortmund, according to the rumor mill. But they might instead be looking to buy the duo’s “heir” from Salzburg when they enter the market for a number nine next summer.
Šeško scored 18 goals in his last 17 appearances for Salzburg second-team Liefering in the Austrian second division last season and he started Salzburg’s 2021/22 campaign by scoring a cameo brace on the bench in of his second game for the club’s first. team.
Šeško fits the profile of a Liverpool player. He’s technically savvy, good at pressing aggressively, and has a fast pace. Last season, he recorded a top speed faster than Kylian Mbappé.
It’s no secret at some point Liverpool will be on the hunt for a new striker, and if 18-year-old Šeško continues to excel for Salzburg he will be hard to ignore.
When asked which coach he would like to work under last year, Dominik Szoboszlai gave a simple answer:
“I really like Jürgen Klopp. The kind of human that he is, the way he inspires the team, the fact that they can come back from any situation, for me he is the best coach. of the world.”
The Hungary international has excelled at Salzburg over the past two seasons, scoring 26 goals and registering 35 assists in 83 appearances.
In 2021/22 Szoboszlai will have the opportunity to prove himself on a higher stage by working under the leadership of Jesse Marsch at RB Leipzig. An injury cut short his season last year and thwarted his hopes for Euro 2020, but the 20-year-old will be looking to bounce back hard and could take the Bundesliga by storm.
Szoboszlai is technical with a poisonous shot and has the pace and energy to fit into Klopp’s heavy metal football. A future move is not out of place.
Adeyemi was set to move to Liverpool before opting for Red Bull Salzburg in 2018, but Klopp’s side reportedly continued to watch the 19-year-old.
Adeyemi has been gradually integrated into the Salzburg first team after drawing attention to Liefering in recent seasons.
He averaged a goal or assist 1.24 out of 90 times for Salzburg’s first team last season, scoring nine goals and registering 11 assists in just 1,248 minutes of action.
Adeyemi is quick, but he can also be physical. He showed his ability to be devastating on the counterattack in the Champions League group stages last season, scoring a spectacular solo goal against Lokomotiv Moscow.
Adeyemi won the ball with his aggressive pressing and threw up a quick block, which ended with the ball sinking into the net.
If he has more moments like this, the interest of Klopp, Edwards and Lijnders will certainly be piqued.
Nicknamed ‘the computer’, Enock Mwepu has just completed his move to Brighton in the Premier League. However, if he proves his worth, he might be ready for bigger and better things in the future.
Mwepu has been a Liverpool fan since childhood who called it a ‘dream’ to play at Anfield and who his former coach Lee Kawanu said could have the same impact in the game as Yaya Touré.
Mwepu is a great presser, good at advancing the ball and also brilliant on the defensive side of the game. His physique and pace would make him well suited for Liverpool, and the fact that he grew up supporting the Reds might also help facilitate movement.
A good season at Brighton might be enough for Klopp and co to start calling.
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