Liverpool are closely monitoring Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus ahead of a summer deal to sign the Germany international.
The Reds are looking to sign a new midfielder this summer with Georginio Wijnaldum’s contract set to expire at the end of the season.
The Netherlands international is stalling on extending his deal amid strong interest from Barcelona, and Anfield chiefs are now preparing for life without the 30-year-old.
According to Sport Bild’s Christian Falk, Liverpool are keen to sign Neuhaus, with Jurgen Klopp an admirer of the playmaker.
Neuhaus, 23, has dazzled for Monchengladbach since breaking onto the scene in 2017.
Borussia Dortmund have also expressed an interest in the player but that has cooled in recent weeks as Gladbach manager Marco Rose, who will be appointed as BVB’s new manager in the summer, has said he will not take any players from his former team.
Earlier this week, Neuhaus refused to be drawn into speculation about his future.
“I have a contract until 2024 and I have very big goals for this season,” Neuhaus told Kicker. “That’s what I’m concentrating on now. [Transfer talk] is really not a big issue for me now.
“I play at Borussia,” he continued. “I have a contract, and we as a club are still pursuing very big goals this season. I can’t say what will happen in the summer at the moment.
“I’m also very relaxed about the future. Borussia is a club where I was able to develop excellently and where everything is there. I know what I have with Borussia.”