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Liverpool 'plotting move' for 'stunning' €80m player who has unusual release clause

Rory O'Callaghan

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Liverpool 'plotting move' for 'stunning' €80m player who has unusual release clause

Liverpool are being linked with another RB Leipzig player just months after signing Dominik Szoboszlai from the Bundesliga club.

Jurgen Klopp's new look Liverpool have made a strong start to the season after being boosted by the arrival of several new signings including Szoboszlai.

The Reds signed two other players from German football this summer – Wataru Endo from Stuttgart and Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich, while Alexis Mac Allister also arrived from Brighton.

Liverpool may look to raid the Bundesliga for another young talent, if new reports are to be believed.

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Bild journalist Christian Falk claims Liverpool are keeping tabs on RB Leipzig forward Lois Openda, who has already scored five goals and provided two assists in 10 games for his new club after joining from Lens in the summer.

Leipzig signed Openda in a deal worth an initial €43m (£37m) after being convinced by his 'stunning' debut season in Ligue 1, in which he scored 21 goals in 38 games.

The Belgian is now being linked with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal and Manchester United also reportedly interested in the 23-year-old.

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"Leipzig are a little relaxed at the moment, as next summer there's no active release clause for Lois Openda," wrote Falk, in Fabrizio Romano's Daily Briefing.

"It begins in 2025 and I heard it's a bit higher than the €80m [£69m] that has been reported elsewhere.

"I'm sure that clubs like Liverpool will be keeping an eye on him. You've already seen with Dominik Szoboszlai that they've had a mostly positive experience with RB Leipzig players.

"It's also worth noting the similarity in style between the two clubs, which is obviously of benefit to Liverpool."

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Speaking to BILD ahead of the new season, Openda said he had aspirations of becoming as good as Bayern Munich striker Harry Kane.

"Harry Kane is one of the best players in the world. He's better than me. But that's what drives me: I want to be at his level one day," he said.

"I can do a lot more and that's what I'm working on every day to get the best out of myself."

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Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Liverpool, RB Leipzig, Transfers, Premier League, Bundesliga, Football

Rory O'Callaghan
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