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Liverpool set to sign Dutch forward next summer

Liverpool have had a few good Dutch recruits, the likes of Van Dijk and Wijnaldum, and they are hoping to keep the wheel moving as another is being eyed.

Since Jurgen Klopp took over Liverpool, they club have bought well. Suddenly, the much criticised transfer committee is pushing all the right buttons when it came to player recruitment. The Reds have added players like Salah, Alisson, Mane, Firmino, Van Dijk and have turned into genuine title challengers. They have ventured into the Budesliga for talents like Firmino and Keita while also boasting a fair share of quality Dutch internationals. Now, the club to connent both dots with their latest tarnsfer target.

Wout Weghorst is the latest on the club’s radar

According to a report from the Liverpool Echo, Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst is keen on making a move to Premier League giants Liverpool. Wout Weghorst, 26, joined Wolfsburg in the summer of 2018 after two productive years at Ajax in the Eredivisie. He has hit the ground running for Wolfsburg, scoring 10 goals in all competitions so far this season.

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“Playing for Liverpool my dream”

“I’ve dreamt of [playing for Liverpool] since childhood,” he told De Telegraaf. “If I continue to train with full commitment, I think that opportunity will come.”Of course, something like that depends on several factors. You have to stay fit and a coach and club must see it in you, but apart from that you can create many things in life for yourself.”

“I’ve always been surprised by the fact that people apparently don’t get everything out of it,” he added. “Sometimes I think it really is a pity that I don’t have that exceptional talent. If I had, I would probably have been able to reach the absolute top.”

“I’m now going for my own personal limit, but because I don’t have that exceptional talent, I don’t know how high it will be. Ultimately, everyone wants to be talked about in a positive way, but my urge to reach my personal best exceeds everything.”

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“Just look at Cristiano Ronaldo. How do you think he often feels? He plays for the biggest clubs in the world, but still gets a lot of criticism. I would love to talk to him about that kind of thing. I’m already aware that I will experience that at Wolfsburg.”

Author’s Take

A physically imposing, strong centre-forward, the Dutchman is very sharp for his stature, though, and is excellent at holding up the ball. He boasts of remarkable strength and is lethal in front of the goal. The 6ft 6in forward is a very tricky customer to handle in the box, capable of bullying defenders and plant headers in the back of the net. He would certainly bolster Liverpool’s attack, whilst offering a Plan B to Jurgen Klopp against well organised defensive units. ANd competition for places would always be welcomed by Jurgen Klopp.

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