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Liverpool: Reds must win Patson Daka race

Liverpool could be set to return to Red Bull Salzburg this summer in an attempt to bring striker Patson Daka to the Premier League.

After recruiting Takumi Minamino from the Austrian outfit last January, the Reds are apparently interested in the 22-year-old forward alongside Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal, according to Austrian outlet Salzburger Nachtrichten.

Jurgen Klopp’s men need to make sure they are the ones to secure Daka.

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Having started his career Salzburg, the Zambian striker has, slowly but surely, harnessed a reputation as one of the most promising forwards in European football.

He has already made 114 appearances for the club, scoring 61 goals, 54 of those coming in the last two seasons alone.

Daka is currently in the midst of his most prolific season yet having plundered an eye-watering 27 goals in just 31 appearances in all competitions.

His form has certainly been appreciated by Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch, with the American labelling the Zambian as a “fantastic player”.

That eye for goal would also almost certainly be welcomed at Anfield, with current Reds’ striking options Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi having netted just seven times between them throughout the 2020/21 campaign in all competitions.

Whilst it could certainly be said that there is quite a distinct gap between the Premier League and Austrian Bundesliga, Daka has ironically already displayed his quality against the Reds.

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He netted two goals as Liverpool drew 2-2 with Salzburg in a pre-season friendly back in August.

Daka is already well-versed in European football, too, having made 10 appearances in the UEFA Champions League throughout his career.

Rated at £18m and with over three years remaining on his current contract at the Red Bull Arena, it might not be easy to prise Daka away from his current employers.

Michael Edwards has to make it happen though and beat their Premier League rivals to the striker’s signature. They could do with his goals and furthermore, preventing him from joining a direct rival.

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