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Liverpool on alert as 19-year-old sensation creates history in the Champions League

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By Saiyed Adeem Karim

Liverpool on alert after Erling Haaland’s brace against Napoli

Erling Haaland has been in exceptional form for FC Salzburg this season and continued his scoring streak last night.

The 19-year-old scored a brace in the Champions League loss to Napoli and took his tally to 20 goals from 13 matches.

Haaland broke a Champions League record by becoming the first player to score six goals in his first three appearances in the competition.

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland scored against the Reds this season in the Champions League

The Norwegian scored a hat-trick against Genk in his opening game and also found the back of the net against Liverpool a few weeks ago. The Mirror claims that the Reds have been alerted regarding Haaland and the player is also being linked with Manchester United.

The Norwegian is the first teenager since Karim Benzema to score in each of his first three Champions League games. He is also the first teenager to find the back of the net six times in the competition.

There is interest from other shores too, with Barcelona and Real Madrid watching the youngster (h/t Mirror). Haaland knows England pretty well as his father, Alf Inge, played for Leeds. Erling was born in Leeds too.

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The Reds already have several attacking talents and Rhian Brewster is waiting to get his chance to impress. The English youngster is highly-rated and did well in the Carabao Cup win over MK Dons.

Rhian Brewster
Rhian Brewster scores for the Reds in a pre-season game

Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones impressed in that win while Paul Glatzel also has a bright future ahead of him.

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It will be interesting to see where Haaland ends up and if he continues scoring at this rate, there will a lot of parties interested in the forward.