Liverpool trying to hijack Manchester United bid for £54M striker that Klopp scouted in person

Liverpool were shocked by RB Salzburg in pre-season, losing 1-0 to the Austrian side and it was Benjamin Sesko who was at the centre of their attacking play.

He almost scored a fabulous solo goal at the start of the friendly before some brilliant link-up play with 22-year-old Noah Okafor tore the Liverpool defence apart.

Manchester United fans would have been delighted to watch from afar as Liverpool were scythed through by a target of theirs but recent reports suggest their bid for the 6ft4 centre-forward could be poached by Liverpool or one of five other sides.

Highlights: Red Bull Salzburg 1-0 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp was reportedly “in love” with the performance of Sesko against his side and if he were to join Liverpool this summer or in the future, it wouldn’t be the first time that the boss personally scouted a new signing.

Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz both impressed against Liverpool in the Champions League before finding themselves at Anfield soon thereafter.

The Liverpool Echo reports that RB Salzburg value Sesko at £54M and so it will take a fair chunk of change to secure his signature but he might just be worth it.

I would be all over this if Nunez hadn’t just joined the club for £85M.

The Echo cites a report from Spain and claims that Liverpool could poach a Manchester United bid for the Slovenian hitman.

Other interested clubs include Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, PSG and Chelsea.

It’s my expectation that Sesko will remain in Austria for another season where the teenager can develop and mature without the unnecessary pressure he will be under if he joins one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Much the same way Erling Haaland did before his Borussia Dortmund switch. That leads me to my next point.

If I were him, I’d move to the Bundesliga or Serie A before making the step up to the Premier League where he would be under constant scrutiny.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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