Liverpool were linked with German international Kai Havertz back in August (Sport1.de) and now, the latest reports going on in Germany seem positive for the Reds.
According to Sport Bild, no fewer than seven clubs are in negotiations to sign the Bayer Leverkusen attacker, who will likely leave the club in summer and will decide his next destination in the coming weeks. Apart from the European Champions, the likes of Barca, Bayern, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Man City and Man Utd are interested in the Kaiser.
In the detailed report, the German news outlet have claimed that 20-year-old is considering a few key aspects in order to decide where he wants to play next season.
It is stated that the situation of the manager is highly important for him and Liverpool have an edge because Klopp (his compatriot) has a contract until 2022 at Anfield. Moreover, he is charmed by the atmosphere at the club.
Bild have also covered a similar report and state that Bayer Leverkusen want around 130 million euros (£111million) from the sale of their prized asset.
Havertz, who mainly plays in the central attacking midfield role, had a fantastic campaign for the Bundesliga side last term in which he netted 20 goals in all competitions.
However, this season, so far, he has only netted 3 goals in 16 appearances. For the national side, so far, the youngster has made 7 appearances under Joachim Low and scored 1 goal (Transfermarkt).
Situation at Anfield:
Liverpool do not have a natural/quality central attacking midfielder. They had one in the form of Coutinho, who was sold in the January transfer window of 2018 and Klopp has not replaced him as yet.
The Merseysiders have been doing great since the departure of the Brazilian international but in all fairness, we rely too heavily on our front three and need to improve the depth of the attack.
Jamie Carragher also thinks that Klopp should look to sign an offensive player and the club legend recently told Viasport (via The Daily Express):
“I think Liverpool still lack one player which is an attacking player to really support the front three and almost make it like a front four. At the moment there’s still a big difference when one of the front three don’t play.”
In your opinion, who should Liverpool sign to amplify the quality of their attack? Should they splash the cash to lure Kai Havertz?