Liverpool could sign record £ 18million striker after major transfer from Red Bull admitted – .

Liverpool could sign record £ 18million striker after major transfer from Red Bull admitted – .

His name is linked to a potential move to Liverpool in the next few years, but who is Karim Adeyemi?
The latest talent to come off the RB Salzburg conveyor belt, Adeyemi has impressed both club and country this season.

His goal for Germany against Armenia in September made him the youngest player, still just 19, to score a goal for the national team.

Mainly left-handed, Adeyemi is also not averse to scoring goals with his right foot.

His ability to play off the defender’s shoulder before using his pace to rush behind him has allowed him to score 15 goals so far this season.

Currently valued at just £ 18million by transfermarkt, it’s no wonder Liverpool are keen to secure their signing as soon as possible and will be backed by recent quotes from RB Salzburg chairman Harald Lurzer.

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“We are aware that Karim will probably take the next step next summer,” said Lurzer.

And Adeyemi himself said he felt “honored” by the ties.

” I calm down. I feel honored [by the links], but nothing more ”, he declared Sky Austria in October.

“I am concentrating here in Salzburg. We play well together. It works perfectly.

“First of all, I want to improve with Salzburg. Then we’ll look further. “

Where would he line up under Jurgen Klopp?

Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp have a very distinct way of playing and a very recognizable form.

Considering what Adeyemi has done in Austria, it’s easy to see him fit in perfectly anywhere in the top three.

Adeyemi offers Roberto Firmino something different while remaining a threat to opposing teams.

If he were to line up wide, there is enough to see of the young German star that he would still be as effective as ever.

Often times, Adeyemi not only scores goals, but provides flank assists with either foot and with lobed crosses as well as strikeouts.

It’s the passes through the goal for teammates to tap into an empty net that prompts Liverpool fans to consider him doing the same at Anfield.

He is also fit to be at the end of those assists, like Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

Adeyemi knows where to be to take advantage of any lack of focus from the defenders and that makes him the perfect player for Klopp.

How would he fare in the Premier League

It’s easy to look at the talent Adeyemi plays each week and wonder whether or not he can replicate his success in the English top flight.

The same has been said about Erling Haaland and whether he could continue to score in the German Bundesliga. The answer is a resounding yes.

19-year-old Adeyemi isn’t afraid to play physically and use his body to his advantage, even though he’s not the tallest or the strongest.

His quickness would make him a handful for even the most experienced Premier League defender and some of his punches and kicks with his left foot are reminiscent of what Salah is doing.

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His first goal in Germany is the perfect example.

Back to goal, Adeyemi plays a one-two with Florian Wirtz, passing the ball between his legs before taking off into the box ready for the return pass.

It comes instantly. His first contact with his left foot kills the dead ball and prepares to cross the goal, Adeyemi shoots it back and into the bottom corner – leaving the goalkeeper totally on the wrong foot.

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The goal contained nuances of Firmino and Salah and further shows why the Reds might be interested.

But it will be necessary to wait until the summer for a firm offer to be made.

“Karim will finish the season with us, that’s clearly the plan.

“I don’t know what could happen if Karim doesn’t finish the season with us”, sCarrying director Christoph Freund told Sky Sports Austria in October.


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