Liverpool: The perfect Roberto Firmino replacement set for a move

Liverpool, Roberto Firmino (Photo by LEE SMITH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Liverpool, Roberto Firmino (Photo by LEE SMITH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Liverpool have one absolute utmost priority in the summer. They must bolster their attacking options if they are to compete for the biggest trophies once more. And they must find an adequate replacement for Roberto Firmino.

Someone who offers the same goal-threat and attacking prowess as the Brazilian but will also be able to maintain Jurgen Klopp’s high pressing game.

That someone could be from a familiar destination for the Reds.

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Over the years many Red Bull Salzburg graduates have graced the Anfield turf. From Sadio Mane, Naby Keita to Takumi Minamino.

Liverpool need a change.

And in Patson Daka, Jurgen Klopp should add another Red Bull Salzburg star to his squad.

The Zambian international has a great eye for a goal.

In 74 games over the last two seasons Daka has contributed with 72 goals and assists in Salzburg colours.

52 goals and 20 assists to be precise.

Those numbers are hugely attractive.

In addition to that Daka’s game could be well suited to the high intensity of the Premier League. He has the strength to be able to out-muscle his opponents and on top of that he is astute technically too as well as blessed with the pace to run in behind defences.

Relatively strong in the air too, Daka could offer the Reds another outlet.

According to a report by First Time Finish with Patson Daka’s youth coach the Zambian is made of the right mettle too. Back when he was 16 he was booed by spectators in his homeland, but Patson Daka bounced back to become one of Zambia’s most popular players.

And on top of that Patson Daka is also a self-confessed Liverpool supporter meaning it would be a dream come true for him to play for the Reds. He would understand what it means to wear the shirt and that could make him into a fan favourite at Anfield.

For all of those reasons, it would be a smart move by the club.

And one that might not be mightily expensive or beyond the realms of possibility.

And according to a report by Salzburg Nachrichten, the Zambian will be allowed to leave Red Bull this summer.

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Would you take Patson Daka at Anfield? Could he become Jurgen Klopp’s next Robert Lewandowski?