I wrote an article this week and I said Federico Valverde is an evolved version of Henderson but Laimer would be a much more realistic option.
The RB Leipzig midfielder is worth around €28M (£25M) but interest from Liverpool could see that creep upwards.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool made a late move to sign Laimer but were told it was impossible to negotiate so late in the window as Leipzig stood their ground to keep the 25-year-old.
Liverpool must play long game to sign Konrad Laimer
Konrad Laimer quotes suggest Liverpool must play long game to secure his signature in the future but he would be the ideal player to replace Jordan Henderson in the long-run.
The German side, however, has struggled as they have picked up just 6 points from 8 games although that’s not much worse than Liverpool’s 9 points in 6.
Laimer hasn’t scored or assisted yet this season but he is the perfect all-action midfielder for Liverpool.
But his recent comments have shown that Liverpool must play the long game to secure his signature.
He said: “It wasn’t so hot that anything would have happened. A hasty departure is not my thing. If I were to change clubs, I would want to think it through and decide calmly, not overnight.”