It appears Liverpool may have unfinished business where Julian Brandt is concerned.
The Reds have been tipped to reignite their pursuit of the Bayer Leverkusen playmaker having failed to sign him in the January 2017 transfer window.
Brandt surfaced as a priority target at the time as Jurgen Klopp sought to compensate for the loss of Sadio Mane to the African Cup of Nations.
Liverpool’s interest came to no avail and it was later reported that Brandt was set for a move to Bayern Munich.
With such suggestions failing to materialise, Brandt has since re-emerged as a possible target in light of Liverpool’s deal for Nabil Fekir collapsing.
Klopp will now turn his focus to a move for the €60million forward, according to Calcio Insider.
Brandt signed a new contract back in April, with his current employers keen to increase a release clause that became a bargain £17m release earlier this year.
His nine goals and five assists in the league last season helped him earn a shock spot in Germany’s World Cup squad ahead of Manchester City star Leroy Sane.
That said, he could only manage two cameos in Russia as Germany were resigned to a shock group stage elimination.
A notable versatility to feature in wider areas and operate as a technician in compact central areas makes him a logical target to fit Liverpool’s attacking system.
It remains to be seen, however, whether the club will resurrect talks for Lyon’s Fekir when he returns from the World Cup with France.