He’ll be a beast, says Klopp as Man City sign Haaland

Haaland, Klopp Man city

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said Erling Haaland will be a beast at Manchester City following the announcement of the Norwegian’s signing from Borussia Dortmund.

According to Klopp, Haaland will discover that he can score a lot of goals as a result of the way City plays.

“Good player. City wasn’t ever and will never be a team that wins games because of one player. They have a specific way to play and I think Erling will realise all of a sudden that he can score a lot of goals on the second post. He will love that.

“There will be other situations where he’s a real beast. He’s been injured a couple of times at Dortmund but he’s a real beast.

“Unfortunately, a really good signing,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

However, former Tottenham striker, Dareen Bent, told talkSPORT, that Haaland may find it difficult under manager Pep Guardiola who doesn’t like to make use of strikers.

He said: “It’ll be interesting to see the dynamic between him and Pep [Guardiola].

“When you look at Pep and centre-forwards, I know he had Lionel Messi, but the only one that he’s had and it’s worked is Lewandowski at Bayern.

“Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] at Barcelona and that didn’t quite work, he had David Villa at Barcelona but he put him out wide and even towards the end with [Sergio] Aguero he phased him out.

“So I’m not sure how Pep wants to work with a centre forward. This is not a centre forward who can work wide right and wide left, he is an out and out number nine.

“I think it gives City a huge advantage because you’re talking about a guy who scores goals every single time he steps onto a football pitch, but I’m really interested to see how Pep is going to use him.”

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