Liverpool leading race to sign 22-year-old African striker

The Merseyside giants have mostly operated without an out and out striker under the management of the German manager and the system has done wonders. However, last campaign, Firmino was in his worst form and so was Mane. Even Salah needed several opportunities to find the net and the Reds badly missed a clinical finisher upfront.

Therefore, Liverpool must move to sign a natural No.9 in the next transfer window to strengthen the squad for the 2021-2022 season. As per reports going on in the media, the Merseyside giants are close to finally signing Patson Daka from RB Salzburg.

Back in September 2020, Zambian news outlet, reported Liverpool as the front-runners to lure Daka but the move did not happen. Then in March 2021, Austrian source Salzburger Nachrichten reported that the 6-time European Champions are keen on signing Patson, which is valued at £18m.

After Ibrahima Konate, Patson Daka will be the next star to sign for the Reds. The Spanish outlet have claimed that just minor details are left for the agreement to be completed and the deal will be made official in the coming days.

Since the departure of Erling Haaland to Dortmund last year (January 2020), Daka has been in sensational form for Salzburg. In the recently concluded campaign, the African striker started 21 league matches for the Austrian champions and directly contributed to 34 goals (27 goals and 7 assists).

We did lure Minamino from Salzburg last year but the Japanese winger has just started 4 PL matches under Klopp so far and spent the second half of the last campaign on loan with the Saints.