RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer has suggested he would be open to a move to Liverpool, having today made fresh comments about his future.
According to a report by SportBILD, the Reds are ‘still dabbling’ with negotiations for the 25-year-old.
However, the player has now been speaking with Sky Sports Austria, where he dropped a possible hint regarding his next club.
“Nothing has been decided and nothing is excluded,” said Laimer, when questioned about his future.
SportBILD claim Chelsea have been rejected by the Austria international, leaving Jurgen Klopp’s side along Bayern Munich in the race to secure his signature.
Laimer is out of a deal at the end of the season, meaning he can sign a pre-contract with foreign clubs from January. Consequently, this falls in the Reds’ advantage.
Laimer suggests he’s open to Liverpool
Having suffered a syndesmotic ligament tear, the 25-year-old hasn’t featured much this season.
Despite this, he impressively totals 244 appearances for both Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig, having also amassed 24 caps for Austria.
As an absolute workhorse in the midfield, Laimer would be a strong addition to Klopp’s XI.
Hailed by his club’s official site as ‘a tireless runner’ for the way he covers every blade of grass on the pitch, it makes sense to see the Bundesliga website dub him as ‘the Austrian N’Golo Kante’.
The midfielder grew up idolising Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. This is certainly evident during matches, as his incredible passion and desire to win the ball shows resemblance to the former captain.
With Klopp in need of another player in the middle of the park, Laimer could be a brilliant addition to his squad.
Available to discuss a pre-contract in January, the Reds could acquire his services for free. Even if it looked like he favoured a summer move to Bayern, they could send a cash-bid during the winter window, which Leipzig would be likely to accept.