If Liverpool are looking for someone to rival Manchester City’s Erling Haaland deal, they should look no further than Christopher Nkunku.
This summer is going to be remembered as a decisive one in the future. Erling Haaland is set to join Kevin De Bruyne and co. at the Etihad and will take them to an even more incredible level.
Signing Christopher Nkunku would help the Reds match them in terms of long-term attacking firepower while also matching the style of play Liverpool employ.
Under Jurgen Klopp, high pressing is combined with slick and direct attacking play which makes RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku the perfect signing to make.
The attacker is valued at £58million which would be a very good price to pay for a player that has taken the Bundesliga and Champions League by storm this season.
In all competitions, Nkunku has scored 34 goals and assisted 20 which is far 5 goals more than Haaland, a natural centre forward, has managed while including 12 assists more.
Nkunku can play in a number of different positions in attack which would also give Jurgen Klopp increased flexibility to rotate his team and change tactics on the fly in-game.
Sadio Mane will need a long-term successor even though Luis Diaz has already move to Anfield and with the Senegal star now operating centrally, Nkunku could be that played for Liverpool.
Liverpool have a strong relationship with RB Leipzig and can put that to work a year on from signing Ibrahima Konate from the Bundesliga outfit by making what would be the signing of the summer.
L’Equipe reports that Nkunku dropped a hint that he would one day like to play for Liverpool, telling the French newspaper that he plays as the Reds on FIFA.
Klopp has taken the Anfield outfit back to the top of Europe and it’s no surprise that players like the Frenchman would harbour ambitions of playing under the German coach.
When asked what his plans are for the summer, Nkunku said: “I see myself at Leipzig at the start of the new year.
“For the moment.”
Could that change with an approach from Liverpool? Who knows.