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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp backs ‘real beast’ Erling Haaland to make Man City ‘a lot’ stronger

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‘Unfortunately he’s a REAL good signing’: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp backs ‘real beast’ Erling Haaland to make title rivals Man City much stronger next season… and says he’ll ‘love it’ ” score goals in the back post

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed Erling Haaland as a ‘real beast’ and admitted he expects the Norwegian to make Manchester City much stronger next season.

City announced on Tuesday that the 21-year-old Norway international will join Pep Guardiola’s squad ahead of the 2022-23 campaign following a £51million move from Borussia Dortmund.

Germany boss Klopp has described Haaland as a ‘force of nature’ in the past and even saw him score past his side in Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Red Bull Salzburg in a group stage game. the Champions League at Anfield in 2019.

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Erling Haaland to join Man City in £51m move from Borussia Dortmund

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (left) has hailed Erling Haaland as a ‘real beast’ after sealing his move to title rivals Manchester City.

The 21-year-old Norwegian striker will join Pep Guardiola's squad ahead of the 2022-23 campaign

The 21-year-old Norwegian striker will join Pep Guardiola’s squad ahead of the 2022-23 campaign

But Klopp will now have to see the forward line-up for Premier League title rivals Liverpool in recent seasons, and has admitted he is a “really good signing” who will score plenty of goals at the far post.

When asked – after watching his side beat Aston Villa – if Haaland’s arrival at the Etihad Stadium would make City stronger, the Reds boss replied: “A lot”. Good player. City have never been and never will be a team that wins with just one player.

“They have a specific way of playing, and I think Erling will suddenly realize that he will score a lot of goals at the far post where he just puts his foot on it. He’s going to love that. He’s a real beast .

“He got injured several times at Dortmund, but when he’s fit he’s a real beast. Unfortunately, he’s a very good signing.

Klopp saw Haaland score against his Liverpool side for Red Bull Salzburg in October 2019

Klopp saw Haaland score against his Liverpool side for Red Bull Salzburg in October 2019

Haaland has attracted interest from across Europe after scoring 85 times in 88 appearances for Dortmund during two-and-a-half years there.

The current top-flight leaders beat Real Madrid to the striker’s signature, and he had also been linked with Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United in recent months.

Haaland will be City’s first true No.9 since club-record goalscorer Sergio Aguero, but Reds icon Jamie Carragher believes his signing could upset the balance of their team.

He said sky sports: ‘Brilliant signature, it really is. Not just for Man City, but for the Premier League. I think we’re all intrigued to see how he’s going to fare. He and (PSG’s Kylian) Mbappe feel like the next two superstars to fade away [Lionel] Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo and you are delighted that he is in the Premier League.

Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher thinks his signing could upset City's squad balance

Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher thinks his signing could upset City’s squad balance

“Most often these type of players have gone to maybe Barcelona or Real Madrid, but I feel like now the Premier League is the strongest league. You’ve seen how well we’re going to do. in the Champions League.

“He will score goals, that’s what he was bought for, but that doesn’t guarantee City will win everything.” Still need to integrate him into the team. It means City will lose another creative player who helps them keep the ball better or have more control in games.

But former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has reveled in the fact that the Premier League will finally see a “global star everyone covets”.

Jamie Redknapp reveled in the fact that the Premier League will finally see a

Jamie Redknapp reveled in the fact that the Premier League will finally see a ‘global star that everyone covets’

He said: “It’s a game-changer not just for Man City but for the league.” This is the first time in a long time that we have this global superstar that everyone covets. It’s super exciting for everyone involved. It’s going to be great to have him in our league.

After Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Villa Park, Redknapp added: “I can’t wait to see Haaland, he’s a global superstar and such a young man, he has such a bright future.”

“He is so lucky to work with Pep, to work with a great manager and with players who have a brilliant mentality.”

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