The former plays for Bayern Munich and has long been linked with a move to the Premier League. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who managed the Germany international during the duo’s time together at Borussia Dortmund, is now keen to bring the 23-year-old to Anfield to partner Philippe Coutinho.
And he isn’t the only Bundesliga star that Klopp has told the board that he wants to bring to England this summer. The German boss is also interested in Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland midfielder, Xhaka, who has scored six goals in 95 games for the club since making the move in 2012.
The Merseyside outfit could face some competition for the 23-year-old’s signature though – incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is also keen on the midfielder, while Arsenal are another club who have watched the Swiss player.