If there’s one thing Jurgen Klopp has been great at since taking the Liverpool job is finding a bargain in the transfer market.
From Andy Robertson to Mohamed Salah to even Ragnar Klavan, the German manager has been great at finding cheap pickups in the current market and turning these players into vital first-team members and dramatically increasing their value.
With the summer rapidly approaching, it will be interesting to see who Klopp targets next, and one player who could be next to get the transformation treatment is Bayer Leverkusen star, Julian Brandt.
The German international has recently been linked with a move to Merseyside by BILD, who claim the Reds are willing to activate his £22 million release clause this summer and beat the likes of Juventus for his signature, so what would the potential consequences be of Brandt moving to Liverpool?
Liverpool strike gold
A full-time German international and a regular Bundesliga player when he was a teenager, it’s safe to say Liverpool would have a gem on their hands if they signed Brandt.
The 22-year-old midfielder has been one of Germany’s rising stars for years and only gets better with each passing season at Leverkusen, and a move to one of the best teams in the Premier League will only see Brandt improve as a player.
His versatility to play on both wings and as a number 10 will make him a player Klopp can get a lot of use out of, and playing with the likes of Salah, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane will only help Brandt grow as a player who can make a name for himself on Merseyside.
Brandt becomes Klopp’s ultimate Plan B
With his versatility being such a big part to his game, Klopp will have the perfect Plan B in Brandt going into games.
Salah is tired and needs a rest? Play Brandt on the right. Mane is injured and out for a few games? Play Brandt on the left. Klopp attempts to shake things up and plays a 4-2-3-1? Play Brandt as a number 10 in that system.
Brandt can be a player that fits all of Liverpool’s attacking needs either coming off the bench or starting in the XI, and this will make the German a favourite at the club and someone who can take Liverpool to the next level in time.
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