Bayer Leverkusen star Stefan Kiessling has given a massive hint that he is set to leave the club this January amid links from Liverpool, according to reports from the Metro.
The 31-year-old was clearly emotional during an interview following Leverkusen’s 5-0 victory against Borussia Monchengladbach during the weekend, as he revealed that it could have been his last game at the club.
The striker told German Sky Sports: “I’ve got to be honest and say we’ll have to see.
“I’ve given it some thought and I will keep thinking about it. The situation is that of course I would like to be playing – I’ve been here for 10 years and love this club and everybody knows how happy I am here.
“I’ve got a pretty good relationship with the fans and of course also with the club. I love playing here and I love this club, and it’s overall a very, very difficult situation for me and everybody knows this.
“I want to be playing a bit of football at the end of my career and that is why I’ve got to give things good thought.
“I’ll speak to the bosses and see what the best solution is.”
Kiessling has reportedly been tracked by Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, with the German previously monitoring the striker when he was still in charge of Borussia Dortmund.
And Kiessling also claimed that he is considering a move to the English top flight after spending 10 years at Leverkusen amid his recent struggles to play on a regular basis.
“I’ve been here nearly 10 years and always played and when you sit on the bench so often, then it does get on your nerves,” he added.
The Reds will face an in-form Watford side at Vicarage Road in their next Premier League game, with Liverpool’s latest result a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion this past Sunday.