The former coach of Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka has revealed the player was particularly proud of scoring two goals against Liverpool in preseason because he supports the Reds.
Reports in Zambia have suggested that Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United had all taken a keen interest in 21-year-old, and Lee Kawanu said he talked to the forward after the 2-2 draw between Salzburg and the Premier League champions last month:
“He told me it was like a ‘dream’ for him. That’s the team his dad supported and he supports deep inside and you score two, not just normal goals, but really good goals against the best defender in the world in Virgil van Dijk… it’s a really nice story.”
Daka would certainly fit the profile that the Reds would be looking for in a striker. He is fast, can adapt to different positions and can score goals, while he has room to develop his game in the future.
Interest in the Zambian international is growing fast, though, with Salzburg’s sister team RB Leipzig eyeing him as a potential replacement for Timo Werner, while the likes of Lille, Lyon and Marseille are also believed to be keen on the player.