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Liverpool enter the race to sign Mohammed Kudus

Liverpool are interested in making what could be a big signing in 2023, with Julian Ward aiming to finish his tenure at Anfield with an almighty bang.

What’s the word?

Jurgen Klopp’s side are significantly off the pace this season and as a result, the addition of fresh and exciting talent in January is much-needed.

Fortunately, that appears to be at the top of the agenda for the Merseysiders with a new transfer target now emerging.

According to Dutch reporter, Mike Verweij, the Reds have entered the race to sign Ajax sensation Mohammed Kudus.

The player was the subject of £15m interest from the club’s rivals, Everton, in the summer but a deal failed to materialise.

Reds insider DaveOCKOP claimed that it was “huge news” with the source seemingly one of the most reliable when it comes to football in the Netherlands.

A World Cup sensation

This was always going to be an exciting World Cup when it came to witnessing young talent and it is hardly a surprise that Kudus is lighting up the competition.

That aforementioned £15m price tag is only set to rise following his displays in Qatar, as he continues his incredible form from 2022/23. For Ajax the winger has already bagged ten times in 21 outings this term with that a clear indication of the attacking threat he can provide.

Blessed with a sensational left foot, the Ghanian certainly evokes memories of an Anfield cult hero in Mo Salah and he is now proving that on the biggest stage of all.

Kudus has been one of the top performers in Qatar this autumn with his heroics ensuring his nation are still in with a shout of reaching the tournament’s knockout stages.

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The lowest-ranked country in the entire competition, Kudus became the first Ghanaian to score twice in one World Cup game when he netted a brace against South Korea on Monday afternoon.

He was phenomenal throughout with both goals an indication of what he can bring to the table. The first was a glancing header from close range while the second was a sweeping finish from inside the area.

Remarakbly, those were the only two times he touched the ball inside the area with the player’s xG of 0.4 suggesting he seriously outperformed what was expected of him from his influence in the game.

Kudus, who can also play in a central area whether it be in midfield or up front, is blessed with an incredible array of attributes.

Possessing pace, power, grace and technical elegance, he is a lively threat in the final third and for those of a Liverpool persuasion, they may be wondering how he stacks again up against his competitors.

Well, football writer Rahman Osman reserved fine praise for the 22-year-old after his two goals on Monday, suggesting he was “alongside Bellingham and Musiala as the stars of the World Cup.”

Both Liverpool targets, Bellingham netted his first England goal in the rout over Iran while Musiala has been equally as impressive, registering an assist in the 1-1 draw with Spain.

Such acclaim will no doubt pique the interest of those at Anfield with Kudus’ performances in the Middle East every reason they have to complete a deal in January.

If they could beat Everton to his signing too, it will only serve to elate supporters even more.

Indeed, competition is set to be fierce but with an ageing squad, he would be the perfect addition in January for Liverpool.