Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly seeking attacking reinforcements this summer as the Reds look to take further steps towards winning major honours.
That is arguably the last place the German tactician needs to look, as Liverpool scored 84 goals in 38 Premier League games last season, giving them the second most potent attack behind champions Manchester City.
Led by Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in the final third, they look well equipped in that department. Albeit quality and depth is perhaps needed to ensure that they compete on various fronts and take some of the responsibility off that trio’s shoulders with Salah in particular exceeding all expectations after his move from Roma.
According to The Mirror, via Calcio Insider, that reinforcement could come in the form of Bayer Leverkusen ace Julian Brandt, who is reportedly set to be the subject of a €60m bid having emerged as an alternative to former target Nabir Fekir.
The 22-year-old has impressed with the Bundesliga outfit, scoring 32 goals in 172 appearances since joining them in 2013.
He’s also gone on to make 19 appearances for the senior Germany side after representing his country at every youth level, and so the quality, experience and pedigree is seemingly there.
In turn, it remains to be seen if it’s indeed enough to warrant a big-money move to Anfield, as Brandt’s versatility in being able to play on either flank or centrally could also be an appealing aspect of a potential swoop from Klopp.
Liverpool finished in the top four in the Premier League last season and enjoyed a memorable run to the Champions League final. With Naby Keita and Fabinho already officially signed this summer, further improvements to the squad will only continue to build confidence that they are ready to compete for major trophies and Brandt could reportedly be next on the transfer shortlist to help them do so.