Liverpool eye January transfer for international winger; Klopp wants compatriot at Anfield

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After missing out on Kevin Grosskreutz, Liverpool are understood to be keen on Schalke 04 winger Sidney Sam.

Jurgen Klopp was reportedly keen to bring Galatasaray winger Grosskreutz to Anfield [Telegraph via the Mirror], but the wideman ultimately secured a move to Stuttgart, ending his miserable six-month stay in Turkey in the process [ESPN].

Grosskreutz, for his versatility, his technical prowess and his mobility, could have been the ideal man to have plugged a gap or two in Klopp’s limited Reds squad, the two men having enjoyed great success together with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

However, with World Cup-winner Grosskreutz back in Germany, and Klopp without reinforcements, the coach is understood to have turned his attentions elsewhere.

According to Goal, winger Sidney Sam, who’s in the middle of a miserable year in the Bundesliga—having yet to feature in the German top flight this term—is being eyed by the newly installed Liverpool boss.

The report states that the Anfield heavyweights have already made contact with the player’s representatives, and that a move may be imminent, even if the wideman’s injury record may not give too much cause for optimism when it comes to passing a medical.

To date, Sam, who could also have featured for Nigeria, has represented Germany six times.

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