Since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp in 2015, it seems every transfer window has Liverpool linked with a host of Bundesliga stars.
This summer is no different, and a player that continually pops up is Werder Bremen winger Milot Rashica.
The Reds were said to be keeping an eye on the Kosovo international, but RB Leipzig reportedly got there first.
Werder sporting director, Frank Baumann, has now revealed that a deal is not done, but he’s confident Rashica is leaving.
As tweeted by Goal’s Ronan Murphy, the former German international confirmed “other clubs” are interested:
The Reds may be one of these interested parties, and could swoop in as a deal with Leipzig stalls.
Earlier this year, BILD chief writer Christian Falk reported that Liverpool were keeping an eye on Rashica:
With rumours circulating that Xherdan Shaqiri could be leaving, a move for the Kosovan should be considered.
Rashica is 24-years-old and would fetch a fee of around £25million, but the Reds may face competition from Aston Villa.
Even though Werder haven’t publicly acknowledged an approach – unlike with Leipzig – Birmingham Live have reported on Villa’s interest for ages.
While the pull of the Premier League champions is great, the Villains can offer the winger more regular playing time.
At Anfield, Rashica could only hope to be in rotation with Mohamed Salah, Takumi Minamino and other forwards – at best.
That being said, from the perspective of Liverpool, a move for the winger should be re-explored, if links were genuine.