Liverpool told to forget about Gerrard replacement

Liverpool have been told to forget about a potential transfer deadline beating move for Hannover 96 skipper Lars Stindl.

The Reds were linked with a shock move for the 26-year-old German over the weekend, amid suggestions that he’s seen as a potential replacement for Steven Gerrard.

Stindl, although not a household name outside of the Bundesliga, has been impressive for Hannover in recent times, with his commanding displays key for his side.

Injury prevented him from starting the current season, but since his return the 26-year-old has notched three goals and three assists in just eight outings, alerting the likes of Liverpool.

However, Hannover president, Martin Kind, has warned the Merseysiders that they’ll be wasting their time if they launch a move before 11pm:

“In any eventuality, we will not let him go this winter,” he is quoted by talkSPORT.

Gerrard is set to end his career-long association with Liverpool at the end of the season, after agreeing a deal to join MLS giants LA Galaxy when his Anfield deal runs out.