Daniel Marlon has been linked with a move to Liverpool.
He’s a versatile attacker from the Netherlands. He can play on the left or right wing and can even play as a frontline striker. His greatest strength is his pace, which he utilizes with instantaneous acceleration, and he has the ability to beat a defender or two simply by hitting the ball and running. He’s not the tallest player in the world, but he’s well-balanced and can hold his own against bigger opponents.
He grew up in the youth ranks of Dutch side Ajax. He then moved to Arsenal in the Premier League (PL) as a highly touted prospect and gained experience through the age groups. However, the first-team barrier was high and Marlon moved to PSV Eindhoven ahead of the 2017-18 season.
It was a move that paid off. After making his senior debut in 2017-18, Marlon made the leap to the first team in 2018-19, scoring 10 goals and providing five assists in 31 league games. A late-season injury ruled him out for the 2019-20 season, but he was an ace before the injury. After returning from injury in 2020-21, Marlon was even better. 27 goals and 10 assists in 45 games, including cup competitions. After nearly conquering the Netherlands, Dortmund came calling and he moved to the German Bundesliga.
With the higher level of the league, the German stage was a bit tougher. In his first year, 2021-22, he was given regular playing time, starting 38 games, including cup competitions, but only managed nine goals and six assists. But as time went on, he got better. In 2022-23, he improved on his previous season with 10 goals and 8 assists in 35 games, including cup competitions. This season, he continues to be a key part of Dortmund’s offense and has four goals and two assists in eight games. 안전놀이터
Marlon is slowly becoming a complete striker. Jürgen Klopp had his eye on him two years ago. According to German publication Bild, Klopp had been watching Marlon since 2021, before he joined Dortmund.
“Marlon could look good as a backup or potential replacement for Mohamed Salah,” said Bild.
Salah is Liverpool’s ace in the hole. He has been consistently good this season. But it’s unclear how long he’ll be around. As he enters his 30s, he needs to prepare for his twilight years, and the Saudis are keen on him. They approached Salah on several occasions last summer and it’s been suggested that they’ll make another bid for him this winter or summer.