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Liverpool: Michael Edwards must secure Erling Haaland transfer

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Earlier this season, it was revealed that Liverpool’s sporting director Michael Edwards will be leaving his role at the club at the end of the season after being appointed back in November 2016.

During his time at the club, he has seen the Reds secure their first Premier League trophy in 30 years and sixth Champions League title under manager Jurgen Klopp, helping the Merseyside bring in a significant number of players that have played a big part in their recent domestic and European success.

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With this in mind, Edwards has the chance to end his time at the Merseyside club on a massive high note by securing a summer transfer deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, who the Reds have been linked with in the past.

Since joining the Bundesliga club, Haaland has managed to rack up an astounding goals record of 71 scored in 70 games across all competitions with 19 assists also under his belt, which has led to former Premier League star Thierry Henry labelling him as a “lethal” player in terms of his goalscoring.

Despite suffering from some injury issues this season, the 21-year-old, who is currently valued at a whopping £135m according to Transfermarkt, has still managed to score 14 goals in 11 games. On that evidence, it’s clear to see why he was dubbed a “goal-scoring cyborg” by reporter Alex Truica.

Liverpool have managed to score more times (39) in the Premier League at this point in the season than anyone else and while Haaland may not be the most necessary transfer move for the Reds to make in the summer, it would surely be a dream move for Klopp to have someone as exciting and talented in his side that could rival Mohamed Salah for top goalscorer at the club.

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However, if Edwards did make Haaland his final transfer masterclass before leaving Liverpool, it may not be as easy as he would hope. It’s recently been claimed that if the striker left Dortmund in the summer, his preferred destination would be Real Madrid.

Despite this, Liverpool have more than enough factors that Edwards could use to tempt the Norwegian with a move to Merseyside. The chance to play under Klopp and an opportunity to win big trophies are both tempting lures.

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