Klopp has always been fond of Julian Brandt’s talents, and, considering Bayer Leverkusen’s present, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the 23-year-old make a move out of the Bundesliga.
Despite his tender age, Brandt is quite experienced as one of the most exciting prospects of Germany’s first division, and his versatility to play both as a winger or as an attacking midfielder make him a perfect fit for Klopp’s ‘rock and roll’ offense.
That’s why the Reds are more than interested in paying Brandt’s €25 million clause, a huge bargain considering his age and ability to play in both flanks of the pitch, according to The Mirror.
Brandt had previously ruled out a move out of his beloved Bayer Leverkusen earlier on his career, but if the team fails to make it to next year’s UEFA Champions League, perhaps he’s going to change his mind.
Klopp tried to sign Brandt back in 2017, but Leverkusen were reluctant to part ways with the winger, so the Reds had to “settle” for Mo Salah instead. Now, Brandt could come off the bench as Salah’s backup to help Liverpool finally put an end to their never-ending league title drought.
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However, Borussia Dortmund are also rumored to try and sign the 23-year-old in the summer, especially considering Christian Pulisic is bound to complete a move to Stamford Bridge to replace Eden Hazard at Chelsea.
Brandt is strong, quick, and quite intelligent, can finish with both feet and is a willing playmaker rather than a selfish player, and his ability to play on a fast pace is music for Jurgen Klopp’s ears.