Liverpool and Barcelona would be in his element…Former coach on the future of Joshua Zirkzee

Liverpool and Barcelona would be in his element...Former coach on the future of Joshua Zirkzee Transfers

The departure of Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah continues to be discussed, and Dutch forward Cody Gakpo has not performed as well as he did last year in Liverpool’s forward lineup.

However, they also have a strong squad with Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez, and Diogo Jota also in the squad.In addition, the future is bright with youngsters Ben Doak and Jayden Danns waiting in the wings.

However, the search for a successor to Egyptian King, who will turn 32 this June, continues, and it is increasingly likely that a left-handed right winger will land at Anfield in this summer’s transfer market.

Liverpool is in the midst of a strong positional battle. One man who has encouraged his former pupil to play for the club is Ferry Verbeek, who coached Dutch international Joshua Zirkzee at Bologna during his time as coach at VV Häkelingen.

“I think he would definitely have a bright future at AC Milan. At Liverpool or Barcelona, however, he would be better in his element, with a lot of forward pressure and a lot of ball possession.”


The 22-year-old tall center forward came to Serie A from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2022, and although he grew up in the German champions’ academy from the U-17 generation, he failed to establish himself in the first team.

However, he has awakened in Bologna and has been a threat to opponents with 11 goals and six assists in 30 games so far this season.

In addition to AC Milan and Napoli, he has also received interest from Manchester United, so he could make the step up this summer.

The Dutch international is being watched with great interest by big clubs, but does he have a future at Liverpool or Barcelona, as his former coach says…?