The Reds are linked with just about any rising star at the minute. If you’re an impressive, young footballer then you can expect to see your name alongside Jürgen Klopp in the gossip columns. Jadon Sancho and Kylian Mbappe are two of the most enduring links but here we’ll be pondering another longstanding reported target. If Liverpool sign Kai Havertz, where would he fit in?
The Express have again reported the Liverpool interest in Kai Havertz, also mentioning the purported talks between The Reds and the German’s agent.
The paper also reported that Manchester United have decided to launch a bid for the player in the summer, as opposed to moving for him in January.
According to The Express, it will take a big in the region of £85m to secure the services of the Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid.
Where would he fit in?
Havertz is a goal scoring attacking midfielder but he can also fill in on the right wing if needed. The youngster netted an incredible 17 goals in 33 starts last season, impressive given that he only turned 20-years-old in June.
If Liverpool were to sign Kai Havertz he would likely fill in as the successor to Philippe Coutinho. Jürgen Klopp is yet to find a replacement for the Brazilian that departed for Barcelona in 2018.
When we had Phil in midfield we talked about the “fab four” of Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah. We no longer have the same dynamic, goal scoring link between midfield and attack.
Whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita have chipped in with goals, neither possess the flair and dribbling ability of Coutinho and Havertz.
By signing the 20-year-old, Klopp would be bagging one of the most sought after attacking midfielders in the world. The youngster is German, he’d love to play for Jürgen. He is young enough for Klopp to mould, it all makes sense. Could he be the big money Nike signing?