Liverpool are in a three-way battle to sign Julian Brandt this summer, according to a report from Calciomercato.
The Reds were strongly linked with the Bayer Leverkusen star back in 2017, but ended up signing Mohamed Salah instead.
Rumours have continued to emerge in the two years since, however, and it looks as though Jurgen Klopp is still targeting the attacking midfielder.
Liverpool are believed to be tussling with Real Madrid and Juventus for Brandt’s signature, with his €25million release clause potentially looking like a bargain.
The 22-year-old has had an outstanding season with Leverkusen, scoring four goals and registering an impressive 11 assists.
He is already seen as a key part of Germany’s present and future, as they move on from the generation of Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller and bring in youngsters.
There is no indication about who are the favourites to sign Brandt, but the lure of joining Klopp’s Reds must appeal, given their current trajectory.
Liverpool's top 5 German players
5. Christian Ziege
In truth, Ziege’s Liverpool career was injury-blighted, but the left-back still produced some good performances under Gerard Houllier.
4. Karl-Heinz Riedle
Riedle joined Liverpool during the twilight of his career, but he scored 15 goals in 76 appearances between 1997 and 1999.
3. Emre Can
Can may have been divisive figure, but there is no denying that the positives outweighed the negatives. On his day the midfielder was fantastic, and he joined Juventus last summer.
2. Markus Babbel
Babbel was outstanding during the cup treble-winning 2000/01 season, showing why he was seen as one of Europe’s best right-backs at the time. Illness sadly struck him down in his prime.
1. Dietmar Hamann
A brilliant defensive midfielder who contributed so much to Liverpool over seven years at Anfield, Hamann is comfortably the Reds’ best German import. Won the 2005 Champions League, changing the game in the final after coming on at half-time.