Writing for the Daily Mail over the weekend, Murphy suggested the Reds should seriously consider going all out to land the 20-year-old Norwegian.
‘If Erling Haaland is available, why not be ambitious and try to break the bank for him? His arrival wouldn’t make Firmino redundant, just give Liverpool more options.’
The Reds haven’t been there usual clinical selves in front of goal this season, leading to claims Jurgen Klopp should sign a recognised striker to replace Firmino in the summer.
Haaland is a highly sought after property, with both Manchester clubs, Real Madrid and Chelsea all believed to be in the mix.
With a reported €75m release clause that becomes active in the summer of 2022, this upcoming transfer window could see all interested parties reach an impasse in their pursuit.
That’s not to say there won’t be efforts to prize Haaland out at the end of this season.
Signing Haaland will almost guarantee years of success for whoever lands the record-breaking star.
With 31 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions this season, bids in excess of £100m are almost guaranteed to be forthcoming this summer.
Realistically for the Reds, ‘breaking the bank’ isn’t something akin to the business model, nor is transfers of over £100m.
Liverpool’s best chance will be next summer when the affordable asking price becomes active and Jurgen Klopp can attempt to persuade Haaland that ‘dream’ Anfield is the right choice.