Liverpool in for Julian Brandt?

Liverpool

It’s been an ongoing transfer saga that Julian Brandt has been heavily linked with Liverpool and that Klopp is one of the many admirers the young German has. Brandt is one who has impressed in an inconsistent Leverkusen side languishing in 8th in the Bundesliga.

Having said this Bayer04 have stated that the 20-year-old German prodigy isn’t for sale. Any hope Klopp might have of signing Brandt might fall through if Liverpool aren’t able to secure a Champions League finish. Liverpool will face tough competition from Bayern Munich who have also listed their interest in the attacker.

We could see this deal falling Liverpool’s way though, due to a couple of reasons;

  • The Klopp influence – which young German player wouldn’t want to be coached by one of the best German coaches around?
  • Game Time – Bayern Munich is a team which has plenty of options in those wide attacking areas, including the likes of Douglas Costa, Kingsley Coman, Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery to name a few. Whereas in Liverpool it’s far less.

Brandt has mentioned that, “I would not be scared to dismiss Bayern for a second time.” This does go to show that he wouldn’t like to be on the same boat as Mario Gotze and a few others who wasted their potential when they went to Bayern Munich.

Brandt, who joined Leverkusen from Wolfsburg in 2014, is currently contracted to Leverkusen until 2019 but reports in Germany suggest he has a release clause of around £17million which could be activated in 2018.

Liverpool will continue to keep a close eye on developments. If Brandt were to sign a new deal in Germany then it would significantly reduce the chances of the Reds being able to get their man.

Liverpool Transfer Rumours

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp set to sign Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is said to be ready to boost his firepower options with the acquisition of Xherdan Shaqiri from relegated Stoke City. Klopp is confident that a deal can be done for the attacker, making the Swiss star the Reds’ third summer signing — and with a clutch of other new arrivals said […]

Read More
Liverpool Transfer Rumours

Klopp target Shaqiri’s Premier League hint boost for Reds

Xherdan Shaqiri has given Liverpool fans fresh hope that he will sign for the Reds after admitting he’d like to stay in the Premier League. Shaqiri has displayed some fine form for Switzerland during the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer and his performances have alerted willing suitors keen to recruit the diminutive frontman’s […]

Read More
Fabinho

Fab-inho! Liverpool boss Klopp raves about Reds’ new Samba ace

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the sheer versatility of Brazilian star Fabinho was a big factor in recruiting the Samba ace — but not the only one. And his comments provide excellent news for fans of the Reds after seeing Klopp move swiftly to capture the midfielder for a fee of around £44million from AS […]

Read More