The Reds have once again been named alongside Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as potential suitors for the 18-year-old.
Already capped on four occasions by Germany, Wirtz looks to have a supremely bright future at the very highest level.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) January 19, 2022
The report claims that the attacking midfielder ‘would do well with Jurgen Klopp’ as a possible ‘successor to Sadio Mane’ in the future.
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Valued at £63million and under contract until 2026 (Transfermarkt), signing Wirtz would no doubt prove to be a highly expensive venture.
Billed to cost in excess of €100million (£83million), that fee for a teenager who has already amassed 70 senior outings for a major European club may still represent superb value for money.
Albeit the German starlet certainly possesses the potential and the attributes to emulate Mane, from a positional perspective Wirtz is far better suited to a central role and would be unlikely to fill those particular boots.
That said, there can be no doubting the talent and Liverpool should be at the very forefront of the queue when the time is right.