Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is believed to be keeping a close eye on players in Germany as he searches for January reinforcements.
The former Dortmund manager has long been a strong admirer of Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt, who has also attracted interest of Arsenal and Manchester United, and would love to bring him at Liverpool, according to reports in Guardian.
The 20-year-old joined Leverkusen in 2014 for a rumoured minimal fee of only €350,000, and went on to make 12 appearances in his debut season.
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Since then, he has secured his place as a regular starter at the BayArena, and has played 23 times this season for Leverkusen, including all the Champions League group fixtures this term.
His consistent form has even seen him earn a call up to the German national team. Brandt was named in Joachim Low’s primary 27-member squad this summer for Euro 2016, but was not selected in the final 23 who traveled to France.
Brandt’s stellar rise has attracted interest from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who is reportedly ready to activate the £11m buy-out clause in the winger’s contract. However, it still remains an uncertainty whether Brandt would show any interest in a move this January, as Leverkusen, unlike Liverpool, are through to the Champions League last 16.