Liverpool had a quiet January transfer window, but that could bode well for the Reds with regards to this summer. It makes little sense for the club to overspend on players that aren’t necessarily worth the financial outlay, but in the summer, they’ll have much more time to assess targets and make their moves.
Interestingly, there’s one player that the Liverpool fans over on Reddit are keen to see their club consider as a potential target.
According to BILD (who cite Kicker as the source of at least some of the information), Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt has a €25 million (£21.5 million) release clause in his current contract – which opens the door for a potentially shrewd move for one of Europe’s bigger clubs.
Significantly, Calcio Insider have previously reported that Liverpool are keen on Brandt, and so if nothing else, Jurgen Klopp is well aware of his compatriot.
For his part, Brandt is a talented, direct and agile attacking midfielder that is best utilised on the wings. Able to play as a wing-back and as a more natural winger, the German could be a valuable asset in a Liverpool team that does lack depth. He’s also very comfortable through the middle, so he could play as a number 8 in Klopp’s system.
Lots of Liverpool fans have taken to Reddit to discuss the news, and it’s fair to say that Brandt would be a very popular signing with them. You can see their responses below: