Liverpool will target three Bundesliga based players in the Summer.
That’s according to a report by the Echo which claims that manager Jurgen Klopp has identified a trio of young German-based stars to add to his squad for next season.
Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt is claimed to be the number one target for Klopp this Summer as he looks to add more pace and goalthreat to his attack.
The twenty year old was the subject of interest from Anfield during the January transfer window, but Leverkusen point blank refused to even discuss a deal while they remain involved in the Champions League this season.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are also said to be closely monitoring Brandt’s situation and are said to be readying a Summer move for the German international.
The second attacking target, Christian Pulisic, was also the subject of previous interest from Klopp – with a deadline day offer spurned by Borussia Dortmund last August and further interest repelled during the new year.
Pulisic was signed by Dortmund during Klopp’s spell as manager there, so he knows all about the American teenager as he plots another attempt to prise him away from his old club.
The eighteen year old winger did sign a new contract recently at the Westfalenstadion, so it may prove easier said than done to lure him to the Premier League.
The final name of the list is one that will be very familiar to Liverpool supporters already, with Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud again being lined up for a bid.
Dahoud has not been as impressive for the The Foals so far this season, but he remains a target for Klopp with Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester City also reported to be keeping a close eye on his development.
Monchengladbach refused to allow him to leave last Summer after losing fellow midfielders Granit Xhaka to Arsenal and Håvard Nordtveit to West Ham respectively.
But with Dahoud having just over a season left on his contract and no sign of willingness to extend, they will likely be forced into cashing in at the end of the season.