Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic needs Liverpool switch
Football is a game that raises numerous stereotypes, but this story sees a welcome return of the “come and get me” plea coupled with a club’s potential to “sign someone who gives them a good plan B”.
Jürgen Klopp’s sides aren’t particularly straight forward with a target man up front, but that could change after a recent Goal report indicated that Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic is emerging as a potential transfer target this summer.
The Austrian striker stands at 6 ″ 7 and has had an impressive season with 12 goals in 23 games while he is only 23 years old. So there is still time for him to develop into a top striker.
At this point, the links seem to have been largely made by his own comments himself, but this makes pretty clear that he would be ready for a move if the chance presented itself:
“I feel at home at VfB, but it would be a very difficult decision because I like Liverpool a lot. This club is just something special to me. When I was a kid I watched the 2005 Champions League final when Liverpool came back from 3-0 against Milan to win. That got me.
“The last time I went to a game in Liverpool with my brother, I really equipped myself: I bought a scarf, a shirt, a hat and a mug.”
To be fair, when he goes to games it is clear that he is a real fan of the club, but you also have to wonder if he is a realistic target.
His game involves more than just being a target man, but there can be parallels with Andy Carroll that he just doesn’t fit into and no one knows how to use him.
Granted, Klopp is an elite when it comes to putting his players in a system that gets the most out of them so he can maybe turn him into a deadly Premier League striker, but that looks wishful thinking for now.