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Mikkel Damsgaard is quickly establishing himself as one of Euro 2020 ’s star players and Jurgen Klopp would do well to look at brining him in at Liverpool.

He scored a stunning goal in Denmark’s emphatic 4-1 victory over Russia on Monday night – which set his nation on their way to sealing progression into the knockout phase of the competition.

In doing so, he also became the youngest Danish player to score at a European Championships.

The 20-year-old arrived at the tournament with a buzz around him, however, his impressive performances against both Belgium and Russia have only enhanced the excitement surrounding the young attacker.

It was just 12 months ago that as a teenager he made the step up from Denmark’s first division to Italy’s Serie A, joining Sampdoria for approximately £6m after coming through the academy at FC Nordsjælland.

Mikkel Damsgaard has made quite the impact at Euro 2020

He was one of the Danish club’s star talents and finished his final season with them having registered 16 goal contributions (11 goals, five assists) in just over 3000 minutes of competitive action – that broke down an impressive goal contribution average of 0.48 per 90.

An attractive feature of his play for Nordsjælland was his positional versatility, being deployed as left winger, central midfielder, attacking midfielder, right-sided attacker and even centre-forward with little in the way of drop off in his performance levels.

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That versatility has come in handy with Sampordira too as manager Claudio Ranieri used him in several different positions and systems across his first campaign with the club.

His best position is arguably out on the left, playing more like an inverted wide man who drifts into central locations, operating in between the lines and looking to create opportunities for either himself or teammates around him.

He has great technical ability, effortlessly chopping from one direction to the next to dribble his way out of tight spots or bypass opposition defenders.

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He attempted an average of 6.24 dribbles per 90 last season which was the second-highest at Sampdoria, and an example of his ability to create chances utilising the same is below.

The below is taken from Sampdoria’s 1-1 draw with Benevento earlier in the season. Note how Damsgaard receives a pass in the box and then shapes up as if he is to cross the ball into the box.

However, he instead dribbles past the opposition defender and drives towards the goal at pace.

Damsgaard drops his shoulder and dribbles past the defender

Damsgaard picks the ball up in a dangerous position and shapes up to cross

Damsgaard's cut back leads to the equalising goal

After working himself into this excellent position, he then has the composure to find his teammate in the box with a good pass which leads to the equalising goal.

At Nordsjælland, he was posting a high output in some key creative areas, averaging 1.58 shot assists and 4.13 passes into the penalty area per 90. These numbers have unsurprisingly dipped to 1.16 and 2.87 per 90 this season as he adjusts to playing in one of Europe’s top five divisions.

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Yet this period of adaptation for a 20-year-old is to be expected, furthermore, his performances on the international stage in recent weeks indicate that his development is on the right track and it shouldn’t be long before he starts replicating his Nordsjælland numbers for a top side in one of Europe's biggest leagues.

With that in mind, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a club like Liverpool closely monitoring the Danish prospect.

The Reds have shown time and time again that they’re shrewd operators in the transfer market, and there’s evidence to suggest that they’ll be looking to bring in a player of Damsgaard profile in the not-so-distant future.

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For several seasons, Jurgen Klopp has predominantly utilised a 4-3-3 formation. The bulk of his side’s chance creation has come through the wing-back areas with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson who are given license to drive forward in attacking sequences and support the scintillating front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

To protect the side when the wing-backs push forward, the midfield three usually play in a disciplined and self-sacrificing manner.

Yet the signing of Thiago Alcantara last summer, a player best accustomed to a double-pivot, plus links with midfielders like Christoph Baumgartner or Florian Neuhaus, does indicate that Klopp may be looking to switch his side up tactically in the coming season – perhaps reverting to familiar 4-2-3-1 formation, one he used at Borussia Dortmund and in his early years at Liverpool.

For the same to succeed, he’d require more creative attackers who can generate chances from more central areas, thereby relying less on the wing-backs alone.

Damsgaard’s age, profile and potential ceiling ticks plenty of Liverpool boxes, therefore don’t be surprised to see him lurking on Klopp’s Anfield radar if he continues to develop at his current rate.