Salzburg chief assures Erling Haaland ‘will land’ at Liverpool

Salzburg chief assures Erling Haaland ‘will land’ at Liverpool

Christoph Freund, director at Red Bull Salzburg, has, on Monday, suggested that Erling Braut Haaland is destined for a move to Premier League champions Liverpool.

BVB standout

20-year-old Haaland has of course established himself as one of world football’s most highly-regarded young talents over the last 18 months.

On the back of a scintillating opening to last season on the books of Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg, during which he racked up a staggering 28 goals in 21 appearances across all competitions, a number of Europe’s top clubs inevitably began sniffing around the hitman’s signature.

In the end, it was Borussia Dortmund who beat out the competition to clinch a January deal for Haaland, with the attacker having made the move to Signal Iduna Park for a fee of around €20 million.

And to say that Haaland has since gone on to repay Dortmund’s faith would be putting it lightly.

The youngster has taken to the rigours of Bundesliga football like a duck to water, proving that he is more than capable of cutting it on the big stage.

To this point, in 27 appearances for Lucien Favre’s men, Haaland has found the net 24 times.

Erling Haaland

DORTMUND, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 18: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain at Signal Iduna Park on February 18, 2020 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Liverpool bound?

As such, whilst Dortmund have thus far proven the perfect spot to further Haaland’s development, the general assumption is that one of Europe’s true powerhouses will soon come knocking, in a bid to snatch the prodigious attacker away from Signal Iduna Park.

And, as outlined above, an insight into exactly where Haaland could end up next has today been forthcoming.

Speaking in an interview with Sky90, Christoph Freund, sporting director at Red Bull Salzburg – whom Haaland of course previously lined out for – first provided an insight into how the youngster’s Dortmund switch came about:

‘The talks with Dortmund were short. They told us that they had come to an agreement (with Haaland).’

‘We didn’t have that much influence on it, but it worked out correctly. Many clubs were interested and got in touch. In the end it was a decision by the player.’

The most noteworthy takeaway from Freund’s interview, though, came later.

As Lothar Matthaus rattled off a list of potential landing spots for Haaland, one in particular was singled out.

The club in question came in the form of Premier League champions Liverpool, as Freund remarked:

‘There he will land.’

Quotes via German outlet Welt.

Atalanta vs Liverpool betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions & odds

Jurgen Klopp provides fitness updates on Liverpool trio ahead of Atalanta


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

Liverpool betting odds, next game:

Tottenham vs Liverpool odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Tottenham vs Liverpool Full time result
Tottenham
23/10
Draw
13/5
Liverpool
11/10
Tottenham vs Liverpool Result/Both teams score Yes No
Tottenham 9/2 5/1
Liverpool 3/1
Draw 10/3 12/1
Tottenham vs Liverpool Correct Score
Tottenham
Liverpool
Tottenham vs Liverpool Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Harry Kane7/5 7/5 10/11
Mohamed Salah6/4 6/4 4/5
Sadio Mane11/5 11/5 13/10
Carlos Vinicius5/2 5/2 8/5
Divock Origi11/4 11/4 8/5

Liverpool's latest videos

Highlights: Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool | Salah nets twice, but Reds go out of the FA Cup
Highlights: Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool | Salah nets twice, but Reds go out of the FA Cup
Watch the key events from Old Trafford, where Mo Salah scored two goals for…
2021-01-25T12:00:14Z
Klopp's Reaction: 'We can take a lot, but the cup is about the result' | Man Utd vs Liverpool
Klopp's Reaction: 'We can take a lot, but the cup is about the result' | Man Utd vs Liverpool
Jürgen Klopp reflects on Liverpool's exit from the FA Cup at Old Trafford, despite…
2021-01-24T19:48:41Z
Premier League table
# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 19 23 41
2 Manchester United FC 19 11 40
3 Leicester City FC 19 14 38
4 West Ham United FC 20 6 35
5 Liverpool FC 19 15 34
6 Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 16 33
7 Everton FC 17 7 32
8 Arsenal FC 20 6 30
9 Aston Villa FC 17 13 29
10 Chelsea FC 19 10 29
11 Southampton FC 19 3 29
12 Leeds United 19 -3 26
13 Crystal Palace FC 20 -12 23
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 19 -8 22
15 Burnley FC 18 -12 19
16 Newcastle United FC 20 -15 19
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 19 -7 17
18 Fulham FC 18 -12 12
19 West Bromwich Albion 20 -33 11
20 Sheffield United FC 19 -22 5
Premier League 20/21
Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 7
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 7
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 6
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 6
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 6