Norwegian coach urges Haaland to join LFC
With the Bundesliga season likely to get back underway in just over a week, Liverpool fans will no doubt be joining fans around the world in binging on German football.
And that closeness LFC fans have always felt towards Borussia Dortmund due, in no small part, to Jurgen Klopp's connection with the club, will no doubt come to the fore.
It'll also give us a chance to further appreciate the exceptional talents of Norway's young star Erling Haaland, who joined Dortmund in January for a ridiculously low 20 million Euros.
Haaland is a young player that was already familiar to us and Liverpool fans held a great interest in him after seeing him first-hand playing for RB Salzburg. Many of us would've loved Liverpool to have signed him too.
But if the striker's former coach has anything to do with it, Dortmund will merely be a stepping stone to Liverpool. A short stop along the way.
His former youth coach, Alf Ingve Berntsen, has urged the 19 year old to join Liverpool. And not all of his reasons are purely professional, either!
Speaking to 90min, he said: "I’m a fan of Liverpool, so of course I would like to see him play for them.
"English football is by far the most popular in Norway.
"And most young Norwegian footballers dream of playing in the Premier League, as did Erling’s father (former Leeds and Man City ace Alf Inge Haaland).
“I sincerely believe that he has the skills to play at such a club."
With a totally stunning 40 goals and 9 assists in just 33 games this season, across both clubs (Borussia Dortmund and RB Salzburg), Haaland has a very bright future in European football.
It's unlikely we'll see him at Anfield in the next couple of years, as Dortmund probably already have a sizeable release clause in his long-term contract, but he's a player that would suit our system perfect and he'll still be young in a few year and pliable to Klopp's play.