The 17-year-old plies his trade for AIK Solna in his native Sweden and has been drawing interest from multiple top clubs for his goalscoring prowess. His style of play, and of course nationality, has earned him the tag of the “next Zlatan Ibrahimovic”, which would come as a massive compliment for the player.
According to Spanish newspaper SPORT, Liverpool face competition from Leicester, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid too.
The Catalan giants are supposed to be monitoring him with the most intensity at the moment and have turned up their pursuit of the player.
Isak’s goalscoring prowess can be illustrated through his goal record recently. The 17-year-old has managed six league goals in 18 games this term. He has also scored seven times for Sweden’s U-17 side.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has a reputation of nurturing bright, young talents and a move to Merseyside could mean tapping Isak’s potential extremely well. Considering the player is only 17, he will not be brought into the first-team fold immediately, but Klopp is a manager who doesn’t hold age to be a factor. If Isak impresses in training and youth games, there is no doubt the manager would give the player a chance to impress for the first team as well.
There is a chance whichever club he signs for will send him out on loan to further his development.
His teammates are aware of the talent he possesses. In fact,
On his potential, Isak’s AIK team-mate Obasi told Swedish outlet FotbollSkanalen: “He is a great potential, and I believe that he will go far. If he concentrates and continues as he is, I think he can become Sweden’s next Ibrahimovic. He has the potential; everyone can see it.”
It is no wonder so many top clubs are after him at the moment, and Liverpool are one of them. Acquiring a player who could have a bright future would be a smart thing for the Reds to do. The transfer market has become ridiculous, and talent goes for massive amount of money. Manchester United shelled out large sums for Anthony Martial and Eric Bailly after both had one great season at their respective clubs. Buying Isak now would mean Liverpool could also earn a huge profit in the future.
However, there are several clubs in the fold for the talented striker. It would take Liverpool a lot to land the Swedish starlet, but the effort might be well worth it.
Liverpool plotting move to sign this Arsenal backroom staff member
Liverpool target Arsenal’s head of medical services – Gary O’Driscoll
Liverpool have identified Arsenal’s Gary O’Driscoll as the leading candidate to replace the outgoing Andrew Massey. (h/t Daily Mail)
Massey who is the current head of medical services at Liverpool will leave the club on March 1st to take up a position at FIFA.
Having been at the club for almost seven years, Massey has played a key role in the Reds being one of the fittest teams in the league.
O’Driscoll is widely recognized as being one of the best in his field and Arsenal are determined to keep him at the Emirates.
Driscoll has been at Arsenal since 2009 and is one of the old guards who has survived various culls.
He has held lead positions with the British Lions and Ireland rugby team. He should now welcome the chance to work for the European and World Champions. (h/t Metro)
Hailing from Manchester, Driscoll could welcome a return to the North-West of England to Merseyside.
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Liverpool are an extremely well-run club both on and off the pitch. Driscoll should relish the ability to work with the Reds without having to worry about politics or unrest.
In Driscoll, Liverpool look to have found an excellent candidate to continue the work of Andrew Massey as the Reds prepare for life without the medical genius.
Third Liverpool star shipped out on loan until the end of the season
Isaac Christie-Davies joins Cercle Brugge until the end of the season
Liverpool striker Isaac Christie-Davies has joined Cercle Brugge on loan until the end of the season. (h/t Liverpoolfc)
Christie-Davies will now link-up with the Groen en Zwart at their winter training camp in Malta. He is the third Liverpool player to leave on loan this month following Herbie Kane and Rhian Brewster.
The 22-year-old joined Liverpool from Chelsea and made his debut last month in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals against Aston Villa.
Bernd Storck is the manager of Cercle Brugge, who gained promotion to Belgium’s top-flight last season.
The German coach was previously in charge of Royal Excel Mouscron, where Taiwo Awoniyi spent time on loan last season.
Cercle currently have 13 players on loan at the club. The Welshman’s versatility has seen him perform in midfield, on the wing and upfront for the Liverpool Under-23s this season. This could boost his chances of a starting berth.
Cercle are currently bottom of the Belgian top tier, seven points off their closest rivals Waasland-Beveren after taking just 11 from their opening 21 games.
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Cercle next play at home to Royal Antwerp on January 19 and should give Christie-Davies enough time to prepare for his possible debut.
Liverpool striker returns from loan spell after scoring just 1 goal in 22 games
Liam Millar has been recalled by Liverpool from his loan at Kilmarnock
Liverpool youngster Liam Millar has returned to the club after cutting short his loan at Kilmarnock. (h/t Liverpoolfc)
The 20-year-old striker, who joined from Fulham in 2016, is yet to make his debut for the Merseysiders.
Millar signed a long-term first-team contract with Liverpool in January 2019 and joined Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on loan until the end of the 2018–19 season.
He made his debut for Kilmarnock in a 2–1 loss to Hearts and scored his first goal a month later against St Mirren.
He returned on loan to Kilmarnock in August 2019 on a year-long loan which has now been cut short by the Reds.
The striker made 22 appearances for Kilmarnock this season, scoring just 1 goal. (h/t Whoscored)
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A versatile forward, Millar is capable of playing both upfront and on the left flank with equal proficiency.
Liverpool had also recalled Nathaniel Phillips from his loan at VfB Stuttgart to address the lack of cover at centre-back due to injuries.