Scouting Report - Is Mohammed Kudus a Potential Back Up to Mo Salah?
Or even a long-term replacement?
Mohammed Kudus has been linked with Liverpool over the past few days. The Ajax forward, who is currently representing Ghana in the World Cup, has been one of the best young forwards around Europe in the last year or so.
Kudus was part of the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana before moving to Danish club FC Nordsjaelland in 2018. He then joined Ajax Amsterdam in 2020 and has risen to prominence since.
The 22-year-old is a left-footed forward who can operate as a striker and a right winger. He has been used as a support striker or a number 10 as well.
Could he be the ideal backup to Mohamed Salah that Liverpool need on the right-hand side of their attack? Possibly so.
Let us have an in-depth look at the player, his numbers and what it says about his playing style and more.
Mohammed Kudus - Introduction and Report
Kudus started out as a central midfielder during his Nordsjaelland days but has slowly moved up the field. At Ajax, he has chiefly played either as a winger, attacking midfielder or a striker. This season, the Ghana international has played 13 games as a striker, seven as an attacking midfielder/support striker and one on the right wing.
In the World Cup, he played the Portugal game as an attacking midfielder and didn’t have much impact. The switch to right wing against Korea Republic made him more dangerous with diagonal out to in runs. As a result, he scored two goals including the winner in a thrilling contest against the Asian giants.
With regards to his attributes and playing style, Kudus possesses lightning pace to worry any back-line with runs in behind. He has a good shot in him and likes operating between the lines to attack the defenders one vs one with the ball.
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