According to reports in Spain, Laimer is one of three players that manager Jurgen Klopp is prioritising this summer and has personally requested that he be signed following his impressive performances for German side RB Leipzig this season.
They are currently on a quest for glory in Europe and are currently facing Rangers in the semi-final of the Europa League. He has been a key part of that run and could provide Klopp even more options in the middle enabling him to rotate even more.
In the longer term, as he’s only 24-years old he could become a successor to captain Jordan Henderson who may soon be phased out for a younger, more energetic player.
He is currently valued at £23.4m by Transfermarkt.
One player that has been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League in recent years is N’Golo Kante. The French international’s rise to stardom came at Leicester City in 2016 where he was part of the infamous side that won the Premier League title against all odds.
This earnt him a move to Chelsea where he currently plays, he has gone on to add another League title as well as a Champions League during his time at Stamford Bridge. This is alongside lifting the World Cup with his country in 2018.
Laimer has the potential to be as good as Kante which is why he is a player Liverpool need to be fighting for. He has been compared to the 31-year old on the Bundesliga website, it highlighted their similarities in play and how they both like to ‘harry’ the opposition.
The Austrian has also been noted for his ball shielding attributes, recycling of possession and helping to facilitate counter attacks which are traits that Klopp is likely to love.
He has also previously been scouted by Manchester United so it would be a bit of a coup if the Reds signed him ahead of their arch-rivals. One thing that might aid them is the fact that Laimer reportedly grew up idolising Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard.
When you compare him to other midfielders in Europe’s top five leagues over the last year, he ranks in the top 5% for goal-creating actions which proves just how good he is.
Thus, Liverpool need to get the deal done now or they will regret it in the future.