Anfield boss keen on German international winger.
LIVERPOOL are chasing Germany’s exciting winger Marko Marin.
The Werder Bremen star, who has been described as the German Lionel Messi, would cost at least £18million if he were to leave the Bundesliga outfit.
Spurs and Inter Milan have also been linked with Marin, 22.
But Carling Cup finalists Liverpool are said to be showing the strongest interest.
Marin, who appeared for Germany in the last World Cup in South Africa, has played 16 times for his country.
SOURCE: Daily Star
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is said to be looking to add more natural width to his Anfield side’s attack and is hoping to land a player to help provide the ammunition for his first choice strikers Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll and this source appears to believe that the man for the job is Werder Bremen winger Marko Marin.
22 year old Marko Marin is into his third season at Werder Bremen and after helping the Bundesliga side to a top four finish in his first season he then watched as the club sunk towards the relegation zone in his second campaign and thus far this season, though an improvement, does not look likely to yield a spot back in the Champions League places.
The tricky speedy winger is a regular fixture in Joachim Low’s German national team set-up but may well feel that a high profile move would help guarantee his presence in the Euro 2012 squad for this summers finals.
Dalglish brought in Stewart Downing from Aston Villa to fill the left hand side of his midfield but has watched as both Dirk Kuyt or Jordan Henderson struggle to fill the slot on the right. Neither Liverpool man is a natural fit for the position, hence the Merseyside club’s interest in pint sized wide-man Marin.
Having spent over £100m on new arrivals in 2011 Liverpool’s owners would probably have little problem funding an £18m move for Marin though Dalglish may well feel that the player could be purchased for less