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'Haaland is a Special Striker, He’s Strong, He’s Quick' - Virgil van Dijk Praises Erling Haaland

In a recent interview, Virgil van Dijk has praised Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland

Liverpool have been linked with Erling Haaland recently to replace an ageing Liverpool forward line.

Since joining Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg, the Norwegian striker has set the world alight.

This season alone he already has 11 goals and four assists in eight games. He is already one of the best players in the world, even at his young age.

(Photo by LEON KUEGELER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Dortmund's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring the 0-4 during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on February 20, 2021. (Photo by Leon KUEGELER / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTIONS: DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by LEON KUEGELER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Reds are in desperate need of a goalscoring striker with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane starting to score less as they get older.

Haaland would be the perfect replacement for them. He's as competitive as they come, he grew up in the north of England and he's played at the top level for a while now.

He will cost a pretty penny but if you invest in him now they he will score you 30+ goals for the next 10 years.

Erling Haaland during Sevilla Champions League Match

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One Liverpool player who has recently spoke about Haaland is Virgil van Dijk who has previously faced the Norwegian striker. Here is what the defender had to say about Haaland.

“Haaland is a special striker, he’s strong, he’s quick. He’s got all the attributes to make a defender’s life very, very difficult. The first time was when he was at Salzburg he scored at Anfield. He was very quick, direct.

“A bit like how Jamie Vardy plays, but Haaland is a bit stronger than Vardy."

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