Liverpool can take revenge on Bayern by signing ‘incredible’ striker

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“I really believe in second chances,” Jurgen Klopp said in 2017, via the Liverpool Echo.

Four years later, his unwavering faith could be rewarded.

Klopp was still on sabbatical when Liverpool learned about Alphonso Davies’ talent five years ago.

According to Canadian newspaper La Provence, the Merseyside giants sent scouts to watch a 15-year-old whippersnapper run around twice as old players for the Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS.

Dumbest thing your club can do now



Dumbest thing your club can do now





Liverpool were as excited as ever in the summer of 2018, according to the Toronto Sun. But when Davies packed his bags and crossed the Atlantic later that month, Munich, rather than Merseyside, was his final destination.

Three years later, the £ 9million fee Bayern paid for a teenage Davies looks like one of the most inspired transfer activities in modern European football.

At 21, one of the fastest players on the planet has won almost everything.

And, while Liverpool’s own Andy Robertson has something to say about it, there is certainly an argument that there is no better left-back in the game right now than Alphonso Davies.

Will Liverpool sign the « new Alphonso Davies »

But what did Klopp say about “second chances”?

Toronto FC starlet Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty is training with Liverpool after a brief stint with Premier League rivals Arsenal, according to MLS Soccer. And the similarities between Marshall-Rutty and Davies are impossible to ignore.

Both exploded onto the MLS scene at the age of 15. Both are famous for their explosive accelerations down the wing. The two caught the attention of Liverpool, among other European giants.

According to The Mail, Bayern Munich love him too. Of course they are.

The new Alphonso Davies?

And, interestingly, it was Marshall-Rutty who broke Davies’ record earlier this year, becoming the youngest player to be called up for the Canadian national team.

MUNICH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 11: Alphonso Davies of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and 1.FSV Mainz 05 at Allianz Arena on December 11, 2021 in Munich, Germany.  (Photo by Roland Krivec / DeFodi Images via.)Photo by Roland Krivec / DeFodi Images via.

“I would say you have to compare yourself to (Davies),” the Toronto FC number 7 told Goal. “Obviously I was honored, but I don’t really plan to break history as a younger player.

“He’s at Bayern Munich and he’s accomplished so much, obviously.  »

“Jahkeele is the best player of his age group in Canada and the United States. He is one of the best young players in all of North America, ”said Toronto general manager Ali Curtis.

“He’s an incredibly talented young man. He has the potential to be an incredible player to move forward.

Few would have expected Davies to go from an unknown relative to a household name in just three years at the Allianz Arena. Who knows, maybe in 2024 we will talk in similar terms of Marshall-Rutty.

MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 21: Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty # 7 of Toronto FC looks on during warm-ups before the game against CF Montreal in the 2021 Canadian Championship Final at Saputo Stadium on November 21, 2021 in Montreal, Canada.  CF Montreal beat Toronto FC 1-0 to become the 2021 Canadian Champions. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis /.)Photo by Minas Panagiotakis /.

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