In Focus: Goretzka can complete Klopp’s midfield vision for Liverpool

As reported by The Mirror, Liverpool are still in the race to sign Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.

What’s the story?

Goretzka is one of European football’s most exciting young talents, bursting onto the scene with Schalke and national side Germany over the last few seasons.

With his contract expiring at the end of this term, the midfielder looks set to make a move to a European giant and Liverpool are intent on throwing their hat into the ring.

That’s according to The Mirror, who say that the Reds still hold hopes of signing the player despite heavy interest from Bayern Munich.

Liverpool reckon that the 22-year-old has yet to definitively decide his future and have made contact with his representatives about a potential switch to the Premier League, say the paper.

Worth the fuss?

The central player has all the tools to reach the very top of the game having been integral to Schalke since his teenage years.

For Germany too he’s been an exciting prospect, scoring a healthy six goals in 12 caps for the reigning World Cup winners.

With the arrival of Naby Keita on the horizon and adding talent like Virgil van Dijk to their defensive line, Jurgen Klopp is slowly building an elite collection of players at Anfield, a group that Goretzka could certainly add to, especially given the Liverpool boss’ aptitude for developing young German prospects.

Rated at £36m by Transfermarkt, the time is right to sign him with his contract coming to an end and forming a partnership with Keita would be very exciting indeed for the Anfield faithful.