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Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp’s No.1 midfield target delivers ineffective display

According to The Express, Jurgen Klopp has made Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz his No.1 midfield target ahead of the summer window.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder enjoyed a stunning 2018/19 campaign which saw him net an impressive 17 goals in the Bundesliga, while he also amassed three assists.

So far this term, the 7-cap Germany international has been rather more quiet, only scoring four goals while registering two assists in the German top-flight.

In his most recent display – a thrilling 4-3 win over Klopp’s former side Borussia Dortmund – one may have presumed that Havertz would surely have added to his goal involvements in such an attack-laden game, although contrastingly, the youngster was quite ineffective.

The Bayer Leverkusen No.29 – who is valued at £81m on Transfermarkt – failed to have a shot on target, while also failing to register a key pass despite the Borussia Dortmund backline being all at sea for most of the game, given how many goals they conceded.

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Furthermore, Klopp’s No.1 midfield target had four unsuccessful touches – none of his teammates had more – while he was also dispossessed on three occasions.

There was also a moment where he could’ve made the Bayer Leverkusen supporters’ heart rates return to normal when he raced through on goal in the 63rd minute – the scoreline at 2-2 – only to see his effort strike the base of the post.

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To make that miss all the more worse, Lucian Favre’s side then went up the other end and took the lead themselves thanks to Raphael Guerrero’s fine strike – Havertz can only thank his teammates for turning the game around and sparing his blushes.

The German is obviously a huge talent having been involved in 20 Bundesliga goals alone last term, although if Klopp was watching his former side’s game on Saturday, one assumes that he won’t have been too impressed with what he saw from Havertz.

In other news, these Liverpool fans have been discussing a target who “would be a monster under Klopp”…

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