Liverpool Transfer News: Klopp Eyes £17m Dane & German International Forward
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is eyeing a move for a £17m Danish international while he’s also linked with a move for a German international forward
Managers are now making moves to try and strengthen their squads during the January transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Liverpool are linked with Riza Durmisi and German forward Julian Brandt…
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has identified Real Betis left-back Riza Durmisi as a potential new recruit as he looks to bring in an established left-back, according to the Daily Mail.
Alberto Moreno has fallen out-of-favour following some poor displays this season and versatile midfielder James Milner has filled-in superbly in recent months with the former Aston Villa star hardly putting a foot wrong.
However, the Daily Mail claim that Klopp still sees left-back as a problem area and the Reds boss is looking to bring in a specialist defender to take over from Milner this summer.
A number of players have been linked with a move to Anfield in recent months but the newspaper says that Liverpool scouts have now identified Durmisi as an exciting prospect.
The 23-year-old has been in excellent form for Betis since moving from boyhood club Brondby last summer and is now a regular with the Danish national team but the report indicates that Liverpool may need to meet his £17m buyout clause to force the Spaniard’s to sell.
Obviously the Merseysiders can afford that sort of money but Klopp will no doubt take his time and keep his options open over the coming months before he makes a final decision on who to go for at the end of the season.
It’s not just at left-back where the Reds boss is looking to strengthen as the Daily Mail claim Liverpool are also hoping to bring in another forward with Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt a player they maintain an interest in.
Liverpool have been strongly linked with the 20-year-old ever since Klopp arrived as manager and it appears they are continuing to monitor the German international ahead of a potential summer swoop.
Brandt has been in excellent form since joining Leverkusen from Wolfsburg in 2014 and he’s also broken in to the senior Germany squad having represented his country at every youth level from U15 to U21.
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The youngster is predominantly played from the left wing but he’s also capable of playing in the middle so he’d give Klopp some options if Liverpool do end up luring him to Anfield this summer.
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