Fowler: I wish Haaland was playing for Liverpool

Robbie Fowler is sorry seeing Erling Haaland playing for Manchester City.

Fowler wishes he was playing for Liverpool.

“Haaland is an incredible player but I think it is tough to put him into a bracket. He has played 10/11 games in the Premier League, but if he keeps going the way he’s going, which is incredible, then of course he’ll be the best,” he told FairBettingSites.

“It is fairly early but I love the simplicity of him as a striker. When we think about football and strikers, I don’t know if it’s the modern game but as a striker, you want to get the ball and get more involved in the game. Not many have the desire to get in the box like Haaland has.

“If you look at him, he’ll want to link a little bit outside the box but his main bread and butter is that he wants to get on the end of a cross into the box. So, to see him sprinting and using every sign to get into the areas for a tap-in, I really love that as a striker.

“We haven’t seen a player like Haaland for a number of years. I know formations are different but he’ll get the ball, and play outside but he’ll want to get into the box. He’s not bothered about assists, he wants to score goals.

“He’s big, he’s powerful, and he’s got every attribute that you would say the perfect number nine is. He’ll score goals, he’ll win headers, he’s hard to knock off the ball, he’s got pace and he’s got power.

“The biggest accolade I could give him is I would have loved to have seen him at Liverpool. There are certain areas of the game where players always stand out, we could be looking at Haaland as the main man who stands out over everyone else and he has certainly started off the right way.”