‘Unfair’ Haaland signing provides ‘little advantage’ to Liverpool – pundit

Man City signing Erling Haaland may provide Liverpool with a “little advantage” at the start of next season, according to their former player Rickie Lambert.

The striker has scored 82 goals from his 85 appearances for Borussia Dortmund. He signed for them in 2020 from Red Bull Salzburg.

Haaland to City could be sporting and sportswashing triumph

It was always expected that Haaland would leave Dortmund this summer. His £63m release clause becomes active at the end of this campaign.

It has been revealed this week that Man City have agreed terms with the forward. 

City will move back to the top of the Premier League if they beat Brighton on Wednesday night. It is also possible that they will face Liverpool in the final of this year’s Champions League.

Lambert is of the belief that Haaland could “disrupt” Man City at the start of the 2022/23 season:

“I think the way City play, I’m not too sure a big centre-forward will be good for them,” Lambert claimed (via Daily Star).

“It might take them a while to get used to a new way of playing with them. I think it might disrupt them a little bit.

“If one of these teams gets ahead early doors next season, it’s very hard these days for the other team to catch them. So, I think it could be a little advantage [for Liverpool].

“But I think in a year’s time Man City are going to be unstoppable. Because he [Haaland] will be settled in and it’s just going to be unfair.

“It’s unfair that they’re bringing in these players every year, unbelievable players. But that Jurgen Klopp is not only able to keep up with them (City) but get the better of them many times is unbelievable.”

Earlier this week, Pep Guardiola refused to speak on reports linking Man City with Haaland:

“No answer to your question. I have another concern in my head to think what will happen in this club next season.”

When asked whether they need a new striker in the summer, the City boss added: “We are playing without a striker. For many years I dont think about transfer windows especially when we have incredible things to play for.”

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