Salzburg striker Patson Daka has told 90Min that he supported Liverpool as a child and sees Luis Suarez as his inspiration.
The 22-year-old has scored 20 goals already this season and has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the past (Far Post).
Daka is proving something of a goal machine in the Austrian Bundesliga and looks set for a move to a top European club at some point.
He has plenty of admirers but his latest comments could see Liverpool hold an advantage over their rivals.
Daka insists he was a Liverpool fan as a child and still sees a former striker as one of his heroes.
He told 90Min: “I’ve always been a Liverpool fan – and Barcelona.
“When we played Liverpool last season in the Champions League at Anfield it was a very special moment.
“The other dream was to face Luis Suarez. He’s the one that impressed me the most. He has always been a big inspiration of mine since I was a kid. It was special to be able to exchange my jersey with him.”
Zambian international Daka has scored 54 goals in total for Salzburg and these latest comments might fuel speculation over a Premier League switch.
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The Sunday Mirror previously claimed that Daka is valued at £25 million by Salzburg. Such a sum could represent an absolute steal for Jurgen Klopp and they’d wise to pounce.
Roberto Firmino has flattered to deceive again this season and some more firepower through the centre wouldn’t go amiss.
Daka is clearly fond of Liverpool and it seems likely that he would prioritise a move to Anfield over any other interest.
If he does rock up at Anfield, he’d have some big shoes to fill if he were to emulate his hero.
Suarez found the net 82 times in 133 appearances for the Reds and quickly become a fan favourite at Anfield.