In Focus: Easy to see why Liverpool have joined race for Max Meyer

As reported by The Daily Star, Liverpool have joined the race for Schalke attacking midfielder Max Meyer, despite already completing their deal for Mohamed Salah.

What’s the story?

After Liverpool completed the deal for former Roma attacker Salah, you’d perhaps be forgiven for thinking Jurgen Klopp would move onto other areas of the team. However it seems he’s intent on adding even more attacking talent to this squad.

The Daily Star report that the Reds have been scouting Max Meyer at the European U21 Championships in Poland over the last week and could still compete with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur for his signature.

The paper reckon he could be signed for a cut-price fee below £20m with just one year left on his deal at Schalke.

Good enough for Liverpool?

There is no doubt that Meyer has huge potential – he put his name further into spotlight by scoring his nation’s opening goal in their European Under-21 Championship group game against the Czech Republic earlier last week.

At club level the 21-year-old struggled to make the same impression last season that he had made in previous seasons. He ended the campaign with just two goals and five assists in 39 appearances in all competitions.

The prior season however is when he showed his true qualities. The young German netted six and provided a further 10 assists in the 2015/16 campaign. If Jurgen Klopp can tap into that kind of form then he could be a sensation at Anfield.

Having also scored once in four caps for Germany it’s clear he has a massive future ahead of him and if the Reds can get in on that early then he could prove to be one of the summer’s big bargains.