Fabrizio Romano has downplayed the rumours connecting Liverpool to Hoffenheim striker Maximilian Beier. However, he acknowledged that the Reds are actively scouting numerous players in preparation for the January transfer window.
With the market set to reopen in less than three weeks, speculation about potential targets for the next month at Anfield has intensified.
In the most recent CaughtOffside Daily Briefing, the Italian reporter highlighted the Bundesliga as a prime focus for potential new signings. Sporting director Jorg Schmadtke’s in-depth knowledge of the division adds to their keen interest.
Romano stated: “Despite stories in the German press about Liverpool eyeing Max Beier, I’m not aware of negotiations at this stage.
“Liverpool are always very attentive to the German market, so for sure they’re scouting a lot of players, but this is still nothing advanced or concrete. Beier is very good player and many clubs are keeping a close eye on him.”
While Beier has enjoyed an impressive season for Hoffenheim, registering six goals and four assists in 13 Bundesliga games, Liverpool’s primary attention is expected to shift towards addressing other crucial areas within the squad.
A top priority for Liverpool appears to be reinforcing the center-back position, particularly in the wake of Joel Matip’s ACL injury. Notable names such as Ronald Araujo and Marc Guehi have been mentioned as potential targets to bolster this critical defensive role.
Beyond the center-back position, there is speculation about the need to strengthen the full-back positions and defensive midfield in the upcoming transfer window. However, the noteworthy performances of Wataru Endo might temper the urgency for new additions in the defensive midfield role.
Liverpool are already aware of their forthcoming Europa League commitments in March, and with potential involvement in a title race and ongoing FA Cup participation, the significance of possessing a deep and robust squad cannot be overstated.
Traditionally, the Reds have not been overly active in the January transfer window. However, recent history, marked by the acquisitions of Luis Diaz and Cody Gakpo, demonstrates their willingness to pursue the right players when the opportunity arises.
The scouting efforts are expected to extend far and wide, possibly with a specific emphasis on the Bundesliga, a territory well-familiar to Schmadtke. Whether this proactive approach will result in new additions next month remains the pivotal question.
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