Liverpool have been brilliant this summer and even after missing the Champions League football, the manager has completed six signings till date. The German manager recently signed the former PSV midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and the Dutch international became Klopp’s third signing of the week following the arrivals of Ragnar Klavan and Alex Manninger.
The recent signing will travel to the USA for the pre-season games, while and the manager will be looking to add more faces to keep the rebuilding process intact. The side were linked with Ben Chilwell of Leicester City and Jonas Hector of Köln, but the deals are looking unlikely as the days are passing by.
Now, the English media house Sun have reported that Liverpool are weighing up a £28.2million move for Schalke’s wonder boy Max Meyer. The same report has stated that Klopp is a great admirer of Meyer and he even tried to sign him during his days with Dortmund two years ago.
Schalke, who have a great history of producing some great talents like Julian Draxler, Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil, are on the verge to lose another star Leroy Sane to Manchester City, hence losing Meyer would come as a big-big blow for the side.
Meyer, who started his career with FC Schalke 04’s youth academy, plays an attacking midfielder for the club. Last season, the 20-year-old made 32 appearances for the side in the Bundesliga, scoring five goals and further assisting five.
The 20-year-old has a brief history of playing Futsal, and he knows how to take advantage from it. Considered as one of the most creative players in the Bundesliga, he is known for his on the ball techniques and his balance. The 20-year-old is a very mature player in the industry, and many believe that he has those leadership abilities that could be used by Klopp at Anfield.
Of course, he won’t come in handy, but a player like Meyer is worth every penny. The major problem in joining Liverpool would be the lack of regular game time. His position will coincide Firmino or Coutinho and it is obvious that the manager will not be replacing those first team regulars. But thanks to his versatility, he could be placed as a central midfielder and play the role of Steven Gerrard.
Playing in that position will improve his weakness, i.e, his lack of contribution in defence. This would be an uphill task for both the player and the manager, but that could be done as a long term solution. Initially, Max might struggle due to his lack of physical attributes that the Premier league demands, but the player will gain the momentum eventually as he is a quick learner.
What Klopp currently need is a central midfielder, who could join the side in both defence and attack and if for the same role Klopp is referring Meyer, then we must say, the German has targeted the perfect man.