Karim Adeyemi caught the eye against Sevilla despite failing to score in the UEFA Champions League fixture. Liverpool supposedly want the teenager.
Eyes were on Karim Adeyemi against Sevilla and he certainly gave them something to watch. The 19-year-old has thrived so far this season, with seven goals for RB Salzburg already.
He even bagged on his Germany debut over the international break. Adeyemi really does look like the next big thing coming out of the Austrain club, following in the prolific footsteps of Erling Haaland and Patson Daka.
This, though, was his first start in a Champions League group game. It came away at Sevilla – not the easiest place to go – and it was certainly eventful.
Adeyemi won three first-half penalties as Sevilla struggled badly with his running. The first two came from awkward pushes, while he beat Bono to the ball late in the half to win the third.
The teenager even stepped up to take the first – but put it wide. That lost him penalty-taking duty, unfortunately, as teammate Luka Sucic scored one and missed the other.
Despite the miss, Adeyemi showed what he can bring, even at the highest level. He’s full of pace and direct running, capable of causing chaos in opposition defences.
And Liverpool will like the look of that.
Adeyemi vs Sevilla
This is a player Liverpool have reportedly tracked since 2018 – not fresh interest, then. But as Adeyemi’s reputation grows, the race against time grows more intense.
Liverpool will want to get in there before anyone else does but performances like this against Sevilla only bring more eyes to Adeyemi. It may well be January or bust.