Liverpool free to sign Germany international as club ‘face up’ to potential exit

Liverpool have been given the green light to move for Cologne’s Jonas Hector, with the Bundesliga club’s manager, Peter Stoger, having admitted that serious offers will be considered this summer.

The Germany international has emerged as a target for the Reds of late as manager Jurgen Klopp draws up his plans for his first off-season at Anfield.

Hector is seen as a viable option to provide Alberto Moreno with serious competition at left-back, with the Spaniard’s erratic performances having been a source of concern for some.

And when speaking to Kicker about the 12-cap Germany star, Stoger revealed that serious offers will have to be considered, and that if the player wants to leave they’ll have to “face up to it”:

“I don’t have to talk about what may happen in the summer,

“But if somebody should offer us a three-figure million sum, we’d probably give in.

“If a two-figure million sum is offered, we’d consider it.

“And if Jonas Hector says that he doesn’t want to stay here, we’d have to face up to it.”

Hector’s emergence within the World Champions’ ranks illustrates his quality, but the 25-year-old is not the only player Liverpool are looking at, with reports claiming Jetro Willems of PSV Eindhoven, Leicester’s Ben Chilwell and Rapahel Guerreiro of Lorient are other targets.