The young Irishman might make a great long-term Roberto Firmino replacement
Roberto Firmino will leave Liverpool at the end of the current campaign. The Brazilian has actually made the decision to leave the Anfield team in order to pursue a new challenge as his contract is set to expire in the upcoming months.
Despite not having signed the 31-year-old, Jurgen Klopp has been able to make the most of the forward, who has been crucial to the Reds’ dominance between 2019 and 2022—their best run since the 1970s and 1980s.
By the start of next season, Klopp will only have Mohamed Salah remaining as the final member of that outstanding triumvirate because Sadio Mane left the club last year. He will now be looking to replace Firmino during the upcoming transfer market.
According to 90min, the Reds are considering a move for Brighton and Hove Albion prodigy Evan Ferguson after his breakthrough this season. He may have already found his heir.
Ferguson might take Firmino’s place at Liverpool.
Given that the player has been scouted by Liverpool, as per the report, there is a chance that the Anfield team will pursue the situation in the coming months. Klopp’s propensity for nurturing young talent may play a major role in any subsequent decision.
The 6-foot wonder has seven goals this season for Brighton, three of which have come in the Premier League, and he already exudes confidence on the senior stage.
Ferguson made his Republic of Ireland debut at the end of last year, and just a few days ago, after being called up for the recent European Championship qualifier against France, he scored his first international goal against Latvia in a friendly.
He is without a doubt destined for greatness, and while it may take him a few more years to develop into a player who could regularly lead the line for Liverpool, he could be the ideal Firmino successor Klopp is searching for. Young, strong, and most importantly, he scores goals.
Indeed, talkSPORT analyst Scott Minto said he “looks like Michael Owen” because of his inherent ability to score goals.
It is wonderful praise given the former Ballon d’Or winner’s eye for the net and his lightning-quick pace in his early years. It is a mouthwatering thought to consider finding both their Owen and Firmino heir in a single player.
Even French superstar Kylian Mbappe has kept an eye on this player, describing Ferguson as a “great striker” prior to their most recent match. This will undoubtedly give the Irishman a huge confidence boost as he seeks to advance.
His future is very promising, and Klopp might regret not pursuing him this summer.