Liverpool eyeing move for Hoffenheim midfielder Demirbay

Liverpool are considering a move for Hoffenheim midfielder Kerem Demirbay, according to Turkish-Football.

What’s the word?

Jurgen Klopp’s assault for the Premier League title has gone fairly well so far as the Reds sit joint-top of the standings alongside Chelsea and Manchester City after eight matches, although there is still a lot more work to be done.

The Merseyside giants have shown their financial strength in 2018 by sealing mega-money deals for Virgil van Dijk and Alisson – and there is the possibility of further deals in January as Klopp eyes further movement to bolster his squad.

According to Turkish-FootballHoffenheim midfielder Kerim Demirbay is on the agenda as Liverpool look to utilise the links with the player that they have through Naby Keita and Sadio Mane, who share an agent with the 25-year-old.

Where would he fit?

After signing Fabinho and Naby Keita in the summer, it is difficult to see where exactly Demirbay would fit into a midfield that also boasts the likes of Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner.

Demirbay is a more creative player than the options the Reds currently have at their disposal but questions would be asked about the club’s plans in the market as Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho and Keita were all purchased in the past year.

The former in particular will hope to be a regular in the starting XI when he returns from injury, and the arrival of Demirbay would undoubtedly jeopardise that.