Liverpool have revived their interest in German left-back Jonas Hector, according to Liverpool Echo.
The report, cites an article for Tribal Football by Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, suggesting that the Reds have submitted an enquiry for Hector, with his club FC Köln valuing him at around £22.5 million. It is also rumoured that the German international is keen on a move to Merseyside and intrigued by the prospect of working under manager Jürgen Klopp.
Hector was on international duty this summer, impressing for Germany as they reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016. All throughout the tournament, the left-back was constantly being linked with a move to Liverpool – and at some stage Tottenham Hotspur – however, nothing ever materialized. Reds fans were disgruntled with the poor performances current first choice left-back Alberto Moreno last season, and have been calling for a new man to replace him, with Kop legend Jamie Carragher also echoing the plea.
Over the course of this week, the probability that the Anfield faithful may finally get what they want has gone from unlikely to somewhat likely. Liverpool sold Australian left-back Brad Smith to Premier League side Bournemouth and have, reportedly, made local boy Jon Flanagan available for a loan move.
It’s all lead to the news that Hector could be set to sign for the club and with Klopp recently hinting that he would like to make just one more signing, it wouldn’t be completely far-fetched to suggest that man will be the Köln star.
He’s already proved that he’s a top left-back on the highest stage for his country so if he does sign for Liverpool, it’s safe to assume, there will be an interesting battle for a place at left-back.