Liverpool reportedly retain an interest in Konrad Laimer following a failed attempt to sign the midfielder in the prior summer window.
This comes courtesy of a tweety from Bundesliga expert Christian Falk with the Merseysiders said to have made some late efforts in the prior summer window to snap up the RB Leipzig man.
TRUE✅ Liverpool had contact to the Management of Konrad Laimer (also agents of Naby Keita. Laimer is a free agent in summer. @LFC is interested in a Transfer, also @ChelseaFC. But: @FCBayern is leading the race @BILD_Sport pic.twitter.com/Om2Srja2uc
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) October 19, 2022
The Merseysiders had been keen on a younger option in Jude Bellingham, though were firmly palmed away by Borussia Dortmund in light of the loss of star striker Erling Haaland.
News that Bayern Munich are allegedly leading the way presents a stumbling block in the way of Julian Ward and his recruitment team.
That being said, our sporting director should take hope from the fact that Laimer is a self-professed Liverpool fan, telling Servus TV (via Bild): “I’m generally a football fan. I generally like watching the Premier League.
“I’ve always been a Liverpool fan.”
That’s far from providing a guarantee that the Austrian will trade the German top-flight for the Premier League and choose a switch to Anfield specifically.
Though, it’s a factor that’s sure to weigh in our favour should we look to mount a second attempt for his signature; an option that will be difficult to ignore if Leipzig fail to agree fresh terms.