Liverpool are talking German ace into rejecting Bayern Munich to work with Klopp 2 years ago

Liverpool are talking German ace into rejecting Bayern Munich to work with Klopp

We're not even ten days deep into January yet, and Liverpool have been an ever-present in the transfer gossip columns.

First came the long overdue arrival of Virgil Van Dijk; then came the long overdue departure of Philippe Coutinho.

Despite splurging enough money on Van Dijk to make him the most expensive defender ever to have played football, the Coutinho deal means Liverpool actually have a net profit of around £70m so far this month - all the excuse needed for them to be linked with pretty much every player under the sun as they search for a replacement for the Brazilian.

Inevitably, talk of a move for AS Monaco's Thomas Lemar has resurfaced, after the French international was linked with a transfer to Anfield late in the summer window.

There's also been a few murmurings that Jürgen Klopp is interested in Schalke's Leon Goretzka, with the 22-year-old also reportedly interesting Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

Goretzka, whose deal at Schalke expires at the end of the season, is expected by many to sign for Bayern. However, reports from SFR Sport now say that Liverpool are looking to sign the midfielder. They also claim he is deemed as more of a priority than Lemar, although they do add that they may not necessarily be looking to add him to their squad this month.

Although they admit that the player is close to joining Bayern, they add that Klopp is doing everything within his powers to convince him to go to Anfield instead. If he does manage to persuade him, this will be quite a coup for the Liverpool boss.