Anfield boss targets Bayer Leverkusen forward.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is reportedly scouting German international Andre Schurrle ahead of a possible summer bid for the Bayer Leverkusen forward.
The adaptable attacker is currently at the Euro 2012 finals where he helped Germany to progress to the semi-final stage but may well return from Ukraine and Poland to talk of a possible move to Anfield. The 21 year old had a fairly average first season at the BayArena following his move to the Bayer Leverkusen from Mainz last summer but has impressed greatly whilst on national team duty.
Schurrle has racked up a very impressive tally of seven goals from 14 appearances for Joachim Low’s side and started Germany’s 4-2 win over Greece. The youngster can play in either an orthodox striking role or out wide on the flank and it’s this adaptability that is said to have brought the forward to the attention of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.
The newly appointed boss is drawing up a list of potential targets and will look to bring in youthful additions as he plans for the future and the Northern Irish manager is keen to refresh his attacking options. This is hardly surprising given Liverpool’s paltry total of 47 Premier League goals last term and Rodgers will receive the backing of the Merseyside club’s owners as they hope to make ground on the top four.
Liverpool will hope that negotiations to sign Schurrle would be helped by the fact that the player’s boss at Leverkusen is none other than former Reds defender Sami Hyypia, who is still highly thought of by the club’s supporters.
Rodgers only has a threadbare attack at present with Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll and Craig Bellamy the club’s only recognised senior forwards and the former Swansea City believes this area of his squad is in need of the most urgent investment, hence his interest in the young German forward.