Liverpool eye summer signings of Bundesliga pair

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Two Hannover 96 stars could be on the way to Anfield this summer.

Liverpool have been linked with a double swoop to sign Lars Stindl and Leonardo Bittencourt from Hannover 96 by the Daily Star.

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Stindl, who is 26 years of age, is an attacking midfielder in excellent form.

After missing the opening two months of the campaign through injury, the playmaker scored three goals and provided two assists in his six appearances before the Bundesliga winter break.

As well as offering a genuine goal threat and creativity, he works extremely hard off the ball, and could fit well into our pressing game.

With just eighteen months remaining on his contract, Stindl is reportedly available for just £2.2 million.

Given his preferred role is the number ten position, a deal for Stindl could suggest that Brendan Rodgers is considering Raheem Sterling as a striker in the long term, and not just because our current options in the absence of Daniel Sturridge haven’t proved themselves yet.

If Stindl is coming to his peak as a footballer, Bittencourt is more of a prospect.

The 22 year-old is a winger comfortable on either flank, and is again renowned for putting a shift in defensively alongside his attacking duties.

One goal and two assists this term in 16 appearances suggest Stindl is not yet the finished product, but the Daily Star suggest he could be available for just £6 million, and he could prove a valuable squad player.

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