The ex-Manchester United defender spoke about where he sees the Borussia Dortmund star fitting in in the Premier League.
Injured Haaland did not feature for Dortmund in their 3-1 away defeat by Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday evening in the Champions League, leaving the German side eliminated due to their head-to-head record with the Portuguese side.
A host of top clubs have registered their interest in the prolific Norwegian striker but Ferdinand sees Liverpool and City at the front of the queue.
Erling Haaland is currently out of action with a hip injury but is the subject of transfer rumours
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Man City have been linked with the striker
‘If I was Liverpool I would take him right now,’ he told BT Sport.
‘If he goes to Liverpool it’s a devastating front three. I don’t think it’s as hard for him to adapt if he goes to Liverpool. It’s a different system.
‘Jack Grealish has gone to Manchester City and he is a top player and we all love him but it’s been quite hard to adapt and get into that team.
‘But when Liverpool are at their best they kind of leave a hole up front in the middle for the runs to come inside. I’m not sure Salah would get as many goals if Haaland was in the team.
‘It’s an unbelievable prospect but I think Manchester City would be the likely destination.
Rio Ferdinand believes Haaland is most likely to end up at City as they are the best fit