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Aldridge hoping Liverpool will compete for Borussia Dortmund star Haaland

Liverpool great John Aldridge wants to see them compete for the signing of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.

Haaland is the marksman Aldridge wants to see leading the Liverpool line next season, as he believes the prolific Norwegian is a perfect solution for manager Jurgen Klopp.

"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," he told the Sunday World.

"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 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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