1 Apr 2017

Anfield-bound? 'Outstanding' £28m Liverpool target hails 'Klopp' as a 'great' coach. 'Contact with Klopp' also confirmed

Liverpool are once again being linked with a summer move for Schalke star Max Meyer, and it looks like German attacker is a fan of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, which may come in handy when the transfer window opens.

According to The Mirror:

"Jurgen Klopp remains keen on Max Meyer, who impressed him during his time as manager at Borussia Dortmund. Klopp had spies at England U21s vs Germany last week [to watch Meyer]".

Responding this week to speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool, Meyer told reporters:

“I know from the past that he appreciates me as a player. After my first derby against BVB - scoring a goal when I was 18 - he publicly expressed praise for me. This is a nice feeling when such a great coach says that."

£28m-rated Meyer has already confirmed in the past that he wants a transfer to the Premier League, but is there any truth to this particular rumour?

When asked on Friday about Liverpool's interest, Schalke director Christian Heidel confirmed that he 'had contact with Klopp' after the club's Europa League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach, but insisted it wasn't transfer related.

On the subject of whether Liverpool are close to signing 'outstanding' Meyer, Heidel told Kicker:

"I'd know if anything was happening in that direction. We'll talk about a new [Schalke] deal when both sides are happy."

Meyer's contract expires in 2018, which means he can sign a pre-contract agreement with a different club in a little over 9 months. Clearly, based on Heidel's comments, there's an issue between Meyer and Schalke (or vice versa) stalling contract talks, which may give Liverpool an advantage during the upcoming transfer window.

A viable target?


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