With Liverpool having scored more goals (17) in the Premier League than any other club, whilst managing to score a total of eight goals in their two opening Champions League matches, it’s safe to say Jurgen Klopp’s side have not been having any difficulties in that department so far this season.
However, it seems as though the Merseyside club have their eye on a new attacking starlet.
It has recently been reported by Le10 Sport (via Milan Live) that Liverpool have their eye on signing RB Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi at some point in the future.
Since joining the Austrian club back in the 2018 summer transfer window, the 19-year-old, who is currently valued at £18m according to Transfermarkt, has made a total of 66 appearances for Salzburg across all competitions in which he has managed to score 21 goals and provide 17 assists along the way.
So far this season, Adeyemi, who has been described as “brutal” by Salzburg coach Matthias Jaissle, has racked up 11 goals in 16 games across all competitions, including eight goals in ten league games, showing just how impressive he has been for the club.
Salzburg’s latest Champions League match was a 2-1 victory over French club LOSC Lille thanks to two goals from Adeyemi, who managed to rack up an impressive overall match rating of 8.4/10, comfortably making him Salzburg’s highest-rated player on the day according to SofaScore, showing he has the ability to shine in a big tournament when it matters.
In terms of a potential move to Liverpool, the fact that current Reds centre-forward Roberto Firmino has now hit the age of 30 and has been questioned over the consistency of his goalscoring ability in the past, we feel that the Merseyside club could secure the Brazilian’s long-term replacement with Adeyemi if they manage to sign him.
After all, he’s not just a goal scorer but he can also create. So far this term, the teenager has provided 1.77 crosses per game, compared to Firmino’s 1.43. Furthermore, the former created as many as 11 goals for his team last term.
Although Liverpool’s Brazilian forward isn’t a strong scorer, one area he has thrived in is bringing others into play. He has forged 22 assists in the last two campaigns for instance.
Also, we feel that signing Adeyemi would also be very exciting for the fans given the attacking talent he’s shown in his career so far at such a young age and the fact that he could progress and improve even further at Anfield.
Moving forward, we think that Liverpool should definitely consider bringing Adeyemi to the club as a potential future star.