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Liverpool Title dilemma: Firmino “a concern”, Haaland can brighten Anfield

The former Liverpool striker John Aldridge feels that the Premier League champions are held back by a lack of “Plan B,” with another goalscorer expected at Anfield.

Roberto Firmino has become “a concern” for Liverpool and, according to John Aldridge, Jurgen Klopp should try to splash out £ 100 million ($ 136 million) on luring Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland to Anfield.

Talking to Sunday World: “Roberto Firmino’s form has been a concern for some time, so I would encourage Liverpool to do all they can to sign Erling Haaland next summer,” Aldridge said.

“Liverpool don’t have a Plan B option in their forward line and as we have seen with their slump in form over the last few weeks, they don’t have a back-up plan when Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are not firing.

“A player like Haaland would give them that variation and while he would cost in excess of £100m to sign from Dortmund, he is the man I’d like to see Liverpool go for.

“This lad looks to be the real deal and he has lived up to his hype time and again over the last year. He’s strong, direct, great in the air and a brilliant finisher.

“On top of that, he is young and hungry, which is what Liverpool need in a team that has lost a little of its bite amid their current slump.

“Haaland has everything you look for to be a top centre-forward and having him alongside Mane, Salah and Diogo Jota next season would give Liverpool a real chance to spring back into contention for the top trophies.”

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