Liverpool have made an enquiry to Bayer Leverkusen, but not regarding Jurgen Klopp’s former no.1 wing-target Julian Brandt…
Instead, we’re interested in Kai Havertz and Benjamin Henrichs, their monstrously talented young duo.
Havertz has been linked to Real Madrid, is 18-years-old and is a central midfielder – rated as ‘The next Michael Ballack’ by some in Germany.
Henrichs is older at 20, a Bayern Munich target and comfortable either at right or left-back.
Football Whispers (not always reliable) exclusively claim that due to Leverkusen’s poor Bundesliga season in which they finished a disappointing 12th, Liverpool believe we can take advantage and snatch the two prodigies.
Bayer Pharmaceuticals bankroll Leverkusen and are reportedly pressurising the club to cash in some of its best talent – with the likes of Brandt, Hakan Calhanoglu and the aforementioned two youngsters prized assets.
At Empire of the Kop, we’d be surprised if we hadn’t scouted Henrichs and Hevertz heavily, but predict that at this stage that’s as far as our interest goes. Klopp wants first-team players in certain positions and we’ll be putting all our transfer efforts into proven stars before the campaign begins.