Liverpool has expressed interest in securing the services of the highly-talented midfielder Florian Wirtz, currently playing for Bayer Leverkusen. This 20-year-old sensation has been attracting attention from various European clubs, including Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea, who are reportedly eyeing the German international.
In the Bundesliga this season, Wirtz has already made a significant impact with seven goal contributions, aiding Leverkusen in claiming the top spot in the league ahead of the likes of Bayern Munich, who are also rumored to be interested in his talents. Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, is a staunch admirer of the 12-cap international and believes that Wirtz could potentially fill the void left by Mohamed Salah should the Egyptian depart next summer.
With an already formidable attacking lineup, adding a rising star like Wirtz would be a significant move towards Liverpool’s aspiration of reclaiming the Premier League title from Manchester City. However, Leverkusen, under the guidance of Xabi Alonso, is set to mount a strong title challenge this season, making the likelihood of Wirtz leaving in the upcoming January transfer window quite slim.
Wirtz is most comfortable in an attacking midfield role but has also shown versatility by playing as a second striker under Alonso. If Liverpool succeeds in securing his signature, he might explore wider positions under Klopp’s management.
Wirtz is under contract with Leverkusen until 2027, and it’s anticipated that any potential transfer for him would demand a substantial transfer fee.