RB Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch believes that players from his team would fit Liverpool’s system.
The Reds bought forward Takumi Minamino from the Austrian club in January.
However, Marsch believes that Minamino is not the only player from RB Salzburg that would fit Liverpool’s system.
Marsch specifically mentioned forward Hee-chan Hwang and midfielder Enock Mwepu when discussing the aforementioned topic.
Marsch told the Blood Red podcast the following (13:01): “Jurgen Klopp thinks similarly to [Red Bull’s head of sport and development] Ralf Rangnick and the way we think, so he is always looking here.
“Liverpool have the money where they can get these players and you could extend it to other players like [RB Leipzig centre-back, Dayot] Upamecano, or players we have here like [attacker] Hee-chan Hwang or [midfielder] Enock Mwepu.
“There are a lot of players here that would fit the Liverpool system, so it’s smart.
“When you’re scouting, one of the hardest things to do is to understand how a player will adapt to a new culture, a new system.
“We have a lot of foreign players that have already done that either here in Austria or in Germany in Leipzig and have grown within the system.
“So between the mentality, the playing ability and the style, it’s easy for Liverpool to handpick the best players from teams who play similarly to what they do – and certainly Red Bull is at the top of that list.”
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As RB Salzburg are not a big club in Europe, the players representing the Austrian club are naturally going to move on to other teams if they are good enough.
Minamino is a good example. Erling Haaland was another player that left the club in January for Borussia Dortmund.
Marsch is ultimately getting his players ready for the next step in their career, which can be backed up by the fact that he has no problem talking about why his players would do well at another club.
Hwang, one of the players that Marsch mentioned in his comments, is a player that I personally like. The forward has scored 13 goals and registered 16 assists in all competitions for RB Salzburg this season.
Marsch suggested that he would fit Liverpool’s system. With that being the case, hopefully one day the club will make a move for the forward. The aforementioned numbers highlight that he is a top player in the making.