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Good Job Klopp – This Summer Signing Has Got What It Takes To Be A Star At Liverpool

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Dominic Solanke

Why Solanke Has What It Takes To Be A Star Player At Liverpool

Signing a 19-year-old England U-20 international might not be a perfect start to Liverpool’s transfer window according to most of the club’s fans, but Dominic Solanke had other plans as the English striker proved to be a be an excellent buy after helping his team win the U-20 World Cup earlier this month. Apart from lifting the World Cup, Solanke also picked up the Golden Ball award for the most goals in the tournament.

Despite his chances of first team football being quite low for the upcoming season, Solanke definitely possesses all the qualities to be a success at Liverpool FC. Dominic Solanke first came to light in 2013/14 season playing for Chelsea U-18 side when he scored 20 goals in 25 games to earn a place on the bench for the Chelsea first team later that season.

Solanke’s hopes of first-team football were dashed after spending two seasons as a spectator, as Chelsea continued to bring in success. The 19-year-old’s development was clearly being affected, with Chelsea refusing to give the young England striker a chance in the top flight.

Solanke’s thirst for progress and opportunity forced him to quit Stamford Bridge for a move to Anfield where Jurgen Klopp is now building a squad that could potentially be one of the deadliest attacks in Europe. So where does Solanke fit in Liverpool’s already competitive first team squad? While, it’s not so easy to challenge the likes of Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, and Danny Ings, Klopp’s willingness to give youngsters an opportunity can work well in favour of Dominic Solanke.

The 6ft 1 inch forward is well capable of leading the Reds’ attack with his intelligent movement and ability to create chances, and making the most of it. For a teenager, Solanke’s possesses extreme strength and can hold the ball in the most difficult situations. But what could really help the young Englishman is the club’s the injury record.

Daniel Sturridge is highly unpredictable when it comes to injuries and cannot be relied upon throughout the season. Firmino’s work rate and tireless running could see him given plenty of rest during the season and Danny Ings could be sent out on loan, leaving Solanke to compete with Divock Origi for the role of first team striker if and when opportunity strikes.

All in all, Liverpool have a long season ahead with both domestic and Champions League football in hand and Dominic Solanke is bound to get more than enough chances to pull on the Red shirt on the pitch.