Liverpool, which acquired Dutch international forward Cody Gakpo in January of this year, has reinforced its forward lineup three times in a row in the transfer market, making a generational shift from its strongest front three.
In addition, young winger Ben Doak is also on the rise, forming a destructive front line that is among the best in the Premier League.
However, Mohamed Salah continues to receive interest from Saudi Arabia, and it would not be surprising if he leaves the team soon, along with a large transfer fee. He will also have to find a successor to his age, as he will turn 32 next June.
According to Christian Falk, a German journalist, Liverpool are looking for more reinforcements from RB Leipzig and are interested in Belgian international Lois Openda, who plays for the club.
“Leipzig are a little relaxed at the moment, as next summer there’s no active release clause for Lois Openda. It begins in 2025 and I heard it’s a bit higher than the €80m that has been reported elsewhere,”
“I’m sure that clubs like Liverpool will be keeping an eye on him. You’ve already seen with Dominik Szoboszlai that they’ve had a mostly positive experience with RB Leipzig players.”
“It’s also worth noting the similarity in style between the two clubs, which is obviously of benefit to Liverpool.”Caught Offside
Last season, the 23-year-old forward played for Reims and scored 21 goals in 38 games in Ligue 1.
His performance earned him a move to RB Leipzig, a club with a reputation for nurturing young players, after a competitive battle with AS Monaco, where he has scored five goals and assisted two in 11 games in the Bundesliga and Champions League.
He is not a direct replacement for the Egyptian winger, but rather a reinforcement to add depth to the front line.
However, center forward is not a priority position at this time, as Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo are competing for the position.
Among the forwards, the right winger should be the top priority, with the left-handed winger being the most qualified.
Also, if the German journalist is right, there is still time for the release clause to take effect, and the player’s task will be to see how far he can get in Germany.
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