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Norway starlet compared to Erling Haaland ‘rejects’ Liverpool move



Liverpool have been rejected in their approach for Norway wonderkid Andreas Schjelderup

According to  TV2 (h/t the Mirror), Norway wonderkid Andreas Schjelderup, who has been compared to Erling Haaland, has rejected the chance to move to Liverpool.

Liverpool and Brentford presented a specific project for the 18-year-old only for the player to reject both offers. There have already been comparisons drawn between him and Manchester City hitman Erling Haaland, who is already a legend in the making for Norway.

Even SL Benfica tried to be in the mix for the player but ultimately the young sensation is set to fly to Copenhagen to negotiate a move with FC Nordsjælland, where he is currently playing his trade.

Liverpool eying 'next Erling Haaland' in Andreas Schjelderup.
Liverpool eying ‘next Erling Haaland’ in Andreas Schjelderup.

He has already represented Norway in the U-19 age group, established himself as a first-teamer with Nordsjaelland and made 56 appearances for the club, scoring 17 times and assisting for five more goals.

Primarily a left winger, the coaches at his current team realised his smell for getting into good goalscoring positions and have mainly deployed the Norwegian as a centre-forward, which as aforementioned, is reaping rewards for the player and team.

Andreas is touted to join Haaland and Martin Odegaard in the rapidly improving Norway international squad and with more experience under his belt, he can definitely help the country to go a level above.

Erling Haaland is already a legend in the making for Norway. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Erling Haaland is already a legend in the making for Norway. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

For Liverpool, it is actually good that we are keeping tap of the sensational talent developing across Europe and finding ways to bring them to Anfield. Pursuing Schjelderup definitely goes in line with our recent policy of signing top potential young talent who can form part of the starting eleven in the future.

Harvey Elliott, Fabio Carvalho, Calvin Ramsay and Sepp van den Berg have all been acquired for such purpose only. Andreas made a good decision to continue his development at the Danish club before moving on to the top five leagues in Europe.

We have already communicated our interest in the player and hopefully, in the next seasons to come, it is a big possibility that the recruitment team could go back and work on his signature again.