Liverpool are again being linked to Germany winger Julian Brandt.
The 22-year-old still plies his trade with Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, having been knocked out of the World Cup during the Group Stages following Germany’s implosion against South Korea on Match Day Three.
Calcio Insider suggest Liverpool are readying a £53m bid for the 22-year-old, with Jurgen Klopp wanting another inside-forward to bolster the squad as backup to the brilliant Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.
Interestingly, Brandt was Klopp’s first-choice in 2017, but circumstances meant we changed tact and bought Mo Salah instead, reported the Times earlier this year.
Salah went on to score 44 goals during his debut campaign, establishing himself as one of the best players in the world, while Brandt’s stock remained on a similar level, scoring nine times.
To be honest, we’d definitely take him. An injury to either Salah or Mane puts us in a very vulnerable position and with the Champions League, Brandt will play plenty of matches, even if he begins from the bench early on.
But a playmaker of the central variety is a priority on our opinion and would prefer big money was spent on a Nabil Fekir or Paulo Dybala instead.