By Will Butcher
Liverpool are reportedly interested in bringing Bayer Leverkusen ace Julian Brandt to Anfield – and fans are desperate to see Jurgen Klopp complete a deal on Twitter.
The Liverpool Echo claim that the Reds will have to wait until the summer to make a move for the £20million-rated attacker, as a deal will not be possible in January.
It is believed that scouts have watched the exciting winger on multiple occasions, with Klopp a long-term admirer after first watching Brandt during his spell as Borussia Dortmund boss.
The 20-year-old starred against Premier League rivals Tottenham in the Champions League this season, but the Reds will face tough competition from German champions Bayern Munich.
Liverpool fans have reacted on Twitter with a burning desire to see Klopp strike a deal for the four-time Germany international, with many claiming he is a player that is capable of adding to Klopp’s side.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
#lfc Julian Brandt reminds me a bit of andrea schurrle. Take him immediately imo
— Brian Spalliero (@BrianSpalliero) January 11, 2017
Julian Brandt is a great long-term target for Liverpool. Be interesting to see where he fits into Jurgen Klopp's plans if he arrives. #LFC
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) January 10, 2017
— Chief (@tedym1) January 10, 2017
Brandt is special and I'd prefer him to Pulisic. We'll face competition from Bayern for certain #LFC
— – (@07SLFC) January 10, 2017
I rate Julian Brandt but I don't think we will sign him. #LFC
— G (@ClassicOvie) January 10, 2017
Having never watched Promes play (anyone who says they have is a liar or lives in Russia) I'd rather have Brandt than Promes. #LFC
— Arjun (@ajvlfc) January 10, 2017
Julian Brandt would be an astute summer signing for #LFC but I can’t help but feel he’d be well used between now and the end of the season.
— Dan Wilcox (@DanWilcoxFPM) January 10, 2017
Julian Brandt would be some signing! #LFC
— Saf (@SaeefLFC) January 10, 2017
The left winger is in a sparkling run of form, after having a hand in nine goals this season. Scoring three of them, Brandt has also supplied six assists in 22 league and cup outings.
With plenty of experience after making his debut in February 2014 against Schalke, Brandt has clocked up a total of 115 appearances for Leverkusen.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Klopp has made a decision on another attacking target with a release clause of £20million.