Jürgen Klopp is about to get a closer look at another potential “Darwin Nunez” with Liverpool taking on both Red Bull clubs this summer.
For Liverpool, the pre-season doesn’t just feel like an opportunity to evolve the team and integrate new players into the lineup while enhancing the team’s overall fitness. That will of course be a priority, but this pre-season for the first time since COVID-19 also feels like a marketing and global brand-building initiative for the club.
Liverpool’s international reach has already been demonstrated with trips to Thailand and Singapore, and when the team now travels to Europe for training camps, there may be another tactic in the works to make the most of the club’s pre-season games.
The club may use its upcoming pre-season fixtures as a scouting mission to get a closer look at some of the exciting players spreading their wings at the two Red Bull clubs, RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg, with whom Liverpool have particularly close ties with and where the Reds have enjoyed shopping from recent seasons.
Benjamin Šeško, who is one of such standout players has been previously linked with a move to Liverpool and is about to begin the most important season of his senior career to date.
The 19-year-old was considered Karim Adeyemi’s backup, but Šeško nevertheless averaged 0.98 goals and assists per 90 minutes for Salzburg’s first team last season.
Following Adeyemi’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund, the Slovenian is now anticipated to take on a full-time role. If Šeško is able to match his per-90 average from last season, he could be in for an explosive campaign in front of goal.
Šeško will be oozing with confidence and ready to go for the rest of the season after playing his first competitive game in the Austrian Cup and scoring his first goal in just 20 minutes.
A towering figure at 1.94 meters, Šeško is incredibly fast and dangerous both in possession and in the air. He is undoubtedly of the same caliber as the Liverpool forward Darwin Nez thanks to his athletic abilities and quick movements.
Given the close ties between Red Bull and Liverpool, Šeško may find himself back on the club’s radar if he can match Nunez Champions League performances against Liverpool from last season this summer when Jürgen Klopp’s side plays Salzburg. If so, Klopp may sign Šeško as the fifth Red Bull player in his reign as Liverpool manager.