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Liverpool understood to be watching 24-year-old assist king as Klopp looks to strengthen

As you can imagine following yesterday’s draw with Everton, the Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are desperate to see some new players brought into the club over the January sales. 

With Dejan Lovren once again frustrating our local Kopites, those propping up our bar are keen to see Jurgen Klopp finally strengthen his backline significantly when the transfer window opens again in just a few weeks. So, reports from the Daily Mail have at least proven promising.

According to them, the Merseyside giants are amongst a number of top Premier League sides in scouting Ausburg left-back, Philipp Max. The 24-year-old won a silver medal with the German Olympic squad in 2016 and has impressed in the Bundesliga this season, registering seven assists thus far.

While he is contracted to this current charges until 2022, the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham and Everton are also thought to be keen on the full-back, an area in which Liverpool have struggled of late. Despite the addition of Andy Robertson over the course of the summer, the Scotsman has struggled to get into the first-team and Alberto Moreno remains inconsistent.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

Liverpool still need reinforcement at full-back, few would doubt that. Max is obviously an attacking outlet, though the Reds would need to really test his defending if he’s too seriously improve an already leaky backline.

Thoughts? 

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