Watch: The ‘next Erling Haaland’ cut through Liverpool’s defence to score opener

Liverpool were warned of RB Salzburg’s main man up front in Benjamin Sesko in the build-up to their pre-season friendly.

The striker dubbed the ‘next Erling Haaland’ has drawn comparisons to the Manchester City forward with his build, pace and eye for goal.

Haaland broke through in Salzburg and now the Slovenian is hoping to do the same.

Sesko has made himself known to Liverpool fans by cutting their defence to score the opener in their friendly in Austria with a thrilling counterattack.

Benjamin Sesko transfer news

Having been a ‘one to watch’ last season, the 19-year-old is leading the line of the Austrian champions once again hoping to improve on his solid record from last season.

Scoring 10 and assisting seven in all competitions last year caught the eye of Europe’s elite such as Manchester United.

They have been linked with a £20m bid, but the club’s social media team quickly laughed off any rumours on social media:

How good is Šeško?

The easy comparison is Haaland for Šeško, who is similar in build, physicality and style of play.

In fact, he even commented on the comparisons: “Such comparisons [to Haaland] motivate me and give me energy,” the youngster told Goal. “They do not represent pressure. I will listen and learn so I can be even better than he is.

It helps his cause that he has started the season in fine form, scoring two and assisting one goal in two games so far and now has bagged against one of Europe’s best. Make sure to keep an eye on this exciting forward during the game and through the course of the season…


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