The English U-20 World Cup winner Dominic Solanke joined the Reds from Chelsea after a decent U-20 World Cup campaign where his exploits in transition alongside fellow Liverpool talent Sheyi Ojo and Everton’s Ademola Lookman brought glory for England youth side.
Solanke showed promise in the tournament netting the winner against Mexico as England prevailed (0-1) courtesy of his solitary strike in the knockout stages of the competition.
Now at Liverpool Solanke alongside the trio of Divock Origi(though on loan at German side Wolfsburg), Mohamed Salah and Star man Philippe Coutinho has started life at Anfield on a good note following his wonder strike to gift Liverpool a 1 goal cushion against Premier League side Crystal Palace in the Pre-season friendly during the Asia Tour.
With this renewed confidence and positive euphoria, we proffer some possible things Dominic Solanke can bring to the Liverpool Football Club.
New Attacking Dimension:
Solanke arrival at Liverpool Football Club is a boost to Jurgen Klopp side as the new season continues in the days ahead with interesting fixtures.
Earlier the club that acquired the services of fire power attacker Sadio Mane has gone against the frame of time sign Mohammad Salah from Italian side AS Roma. This gives Liverpool a cutting edge in the attacking direction as the likes of Roberto Firnimo and Daniel Sturridge (though injury prone as always) are still available in the Liverpool squad.
Salah will most likely operate on the left wing to afford him the chance to cut into his favorite left foot and the same probably goes for Sadio Mane that recovered from a long injury lay off that halted his season prematurely. This will afford the likes of Firmino and Sturridge coupled with Solanke a chance in the central role pushing new signing(from arch-rivals Arsenal)Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain mostly likely on the left wing along with Mohammed Salah.
This young lad gives Liverpool a new attacking stance with the possibility of rotation as regards to players’ availability in the course of the new season.
Youthfulness To The Squad:
The singing of the English forward is a gradual process to bring youthfulness and enthusiasm to the Liverpool set-up.
Jurgen Klopp may likely want to borrow a leap from arch-rivals Manchester United that have flaunted the youth talent in the duo of Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford in particular.
The exit of Brazilian veteran midfielder Lucas Leiva to Lazio was a step to indicate Liverpool aspiration to add youth to the side in line with the experience of James Milner and club skipper Jordan Henderson.
Solanke will certainly offer Liverpool youthfulness and a breath of fresh air and above all the hunger for success as the Reds approach the new season with a lot of aspirations in line with the demand of young midfielder Naby Keita from the German Bundesliga.
Insight Into The Future:
Liverpool no doubt are no bereft in the attacking section of the team but with the addition of a young talent like Solanke (Dominic) and Ben Woodburn which have all impressed during the Pre-season friendlies among the host of others, it signals that the club is looking into the future.
With the talent of Ovie Ejaria and Calvin-Stewart and Joseph Gomez Liverpool have a future and a bright one for that matter irrespective of their poor run of form in recent matches for Liverpool.
Despite a host of this young talent, Solanke looks likely to be the one to get more playing time and involvement in the course of the season following a decent strike against the accomplished opposition in Crystal Palace in Pre-season.
It was a goal and a special moment characterized with vision and precision as Solanke beat the opposing keeper outside the box. This will probably tilt the heart of Liverpool manager Klopp to create more opportunity for the England talent with an eye in the future for Liverpool Football Club.