Liverpool have reportedly made an enquiry for Schalke youngster Max Meyer as Jurgen Klopp continues to strengthen his squad ahead of his first full season as Reds manager.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool failed in their pursuit of midfielders Piotr Zielinski and Marko Pjaca recently, with both players opting to move to the Serie A. In the wake of these snubs, the Reds are now close to completing the transfer of Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle. Also, if recent reports are to be believed, the German manager is intent on adding another midfielder to the squad.
Klopp has already made his foray into the Bundesliga with the signings of goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz and Joel Matip on a free transfer from Schalke. The former Borussia Dortmund manager is now on the hunt for another player from Germany’s top tier. Schalke’s highly-rated young midfielder Max Meyer has reportedly caught the eye of the Liverpool manager.
German publication Bild have claimed that Klopp has turned to Meyer after the failed pursuit of Zielinski and Pjaca. The report states that the Liverpool manager is an admirer of the 20-year-old and had earlier attempted to sign the player during his time at Dortmund. It has also been reported that Schalke are likely to demand a transfer fee of £25m for their starlet.
Max Meyer is currently one of the brightest young talents in the Bundesliga. The midfielder made his league debut for Schalke at the age of 17 and has since gone on to make 95 league appearances for the club. German national squad manager Joachim Low was impressed by the youngster and handed him his first senior international cap at the age of 18.
The youngster revels in the number 10 role, but has the ability to play in numerous midfield positions. Meyer is known for his ability to hold on to the ball and trouble the opposition with his silky dribbling skills.
There seems to be an abundance of attacking talent at Liverpool and it would be difficult for the German to clock regular playing time at Anfield. However, Klopp seemingly wants to add the player to the squad and could have a plan to accommodate the midfielder into his first team if the move materialises.
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