Schalke’s sporting director Christian Heidel has dismissed speculation that Liverpool are interested in their attacking midfielder Max Meyer.
The Reds were linked with a shock move for the 20-year-old last week by Bild, despite the Merseyside club having been, at the time, on the verge of signing Georginio Wijnaldum after snapping up Sadio Mane.
These two additions, the former has now officially joined the Reds, have swelled the numbers Jurgen Klopp has to choose from in attacking midfield, and Heidel, speaking to RevierSport, has claimed that talk of Meyer joining the Merseysiders is “nonsense”:
“There’s no ambition to sell Max Meyer.
“Meyer is a really good player but a move to Liverpool is nonsense.
I’ve known Mr. Klopp for a while now and I have spoken with him recently.
“I think he would have mentioned the player by name if interest had been there. Apart from this, Max is not on our sales list.
“To be honest, Max has surprised me in a good way,
“From the outside, I didn’t think he was as strong as I see him now.
“The lad has been excellent in pre-season until now, both in training and in friendly matches.”
Liverpool possess a wealth of players able to function in the ‘row of three’ behind a main striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Mane and Wijnaldum have been added to the club’s ranks, while Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho remain at Anfield.
As well as the aforementioned trio, James Milner, Lazar Markovic and Sheyi Ojo are other options Klopp has.