Liverpool Transfers: 4 great strikers of the future to monitor

Sevilla, Youssef En-Nesyri (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)
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Stuttgart, Sasa Kalajdzic
Stuttgart, Sasa Kalajdzic (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /

Stuttgart ST Sasa Kalajdzic

Another 23-year-old striker for Liverpool to monitor, Sasa Kalajdzic had a breakout season for VfB Stuttgart in the club’s return to Germany’s top flight this season. Kalajdzic scored just two fewer league goals than Youssef En-Nesyri, finding the back of the net 16 times in a modest 2,140 minutes.

Overshadowed by wide men Silas Wamangituka and Borna Sosa, Kaladzjic was a great player in his own right for a surprisingly competitive Stuttgart side. He’s part of a talented young nucleus there and very much someone worthy of being linked with Liverpool when you look at his instinctive finishing.

Bundesliga players have a stigma now, because the league is seen as lesser to the Premier League and too easy for attackers. But quite a few players have turned that narrative on its head, including players Jurgen Klopp has plucked from the league. So I wouldn’t hold Kalajdzic’s league against him, since that’s an unfair generalization.

Kalajdzic isn’t just a goal-scorer either. He provided his Stuttgart teammates with five assists, and as his all-around game develops, that could bode well for his fit with Klopp’s Liverpool, which prioritizes a striker’s ability to link up play and be a part of a quick, fluid, and well-rounded attack.