Signing Max Meyer is a no-brainer for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool should make a move for free agent Max Meyer in order to add depth to their midfield options.

What’s the word?

Jurgen Klopp is not massively lacking in midfielders, but with a busy season ahead, the Liverpool boss needs to be able to rotate with quality players.

Meyer has been at Schalke for his entire career so far, but both parties called it quits at the end of the season.

Last season, the 22-year-old showed inconsistency on the pitch and as a result he failed to make Germany’s World Cup squad.

However, Meyer has shown across his development that he has the skill to thrive in central midfield, as well as in a number 10 role or in a more defensive position.

Why is this a good deal for Liverpool?

The Merseyside outfit were thought to be closing in on the signing of Nabil Fekir from Lyon, but the proposed deal collapsed.

Despite this, the Reds continue to be linked with the Frenchman’s signature, but perhaps the club should mull over other options.

Meyer is not exactly a like-for-like alternative to Fekir, but Klopp allows fluidity in his midfield and attacking lines, which means that the German could do a job.

Financially it makes sense as Liverpool will not have a transfer fee to pay, and even though Meyer did not hugely impress last season, in total he still has a record of 17 goals and 17 assists in the Bundesliga.