Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland “would be a great fit at Liverpool”, says John Barnes, but the Reds legend has warned that a move for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala “wouldn’t make any sense”.
The versatile Portuguese has made an immediate impact at Anfield and is capable of filling roles out wide or down the middle for Jurgen Klopp – allowing him to complement or cover the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Jota has, however, spent much of his career to date operating from the flanks and there have been calls for Liverpool to bring in another No.9 to compete with Brazil international Firmino.
It has been suggested that the likes of Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe could come into Klopp’s thoughts during future transfer windows, with Barnes very much in favour of a raid on Dortmund for a proven goalscorer.
The Reds legend told BonusCodeBets: “Erling Haaland would be a great fit at Liverpool if he was to join the club.
“He’s strong, aggressive, very good technicallyas well as beingdirectin the way he plays, I’ve not doubt hewouldbe the perfect addition tothe way that Liverpoolplay.
“His quality is there without question, and forsomeone ofhis age to score as many goals as he has donehasbeenso impressive.
“Dortmundarea team thatscorea lot ofgoalssimilarly to Liverpool,so it is a natural fit for him to make this kind of step up.
“However, ifyou look at the wayArsenal or Manchester City play their football, you wouldn’t think he would fit, butLiverpool would be great for him.”
While talking up a move for a Norwegian frontman thriving in the Bundesliga, Barnes is not convinced that Liverpool should be joining the chase for Argentina international Dybala if he opts against signing a new contract and heads for the exits in Turin.
“With Liverpool recently bringing in Diogo Jotait wouldn’t make any sense for Liverpool to try and bring a player in likePaulo Dybala, especially considering that Jota is playing so well,” Barnes added.
“Wetalkaboutthe front three and Jota, whichisenough playersin attacking options already. If you thenlook further back into the midfieldthree, he wouldn’t really fit there either.
Source : goal.com