Journalist: Liverpool aware of four Bayern Munich contracts running down – worth a combined total of £265m

Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg say that Liverpool are aware of Bayern Munich’s stars with contracts running down.

When asked who from the Bundesliga would fit in at Anfield or who Liverpool have been keeping an eye on, the journalist said: “It’s difficult to say…

“But I am sure that Liverpool is aware of the contract situations of [Joshua] Kimmich, [Leon] Goretzka, [Kingsley] Coman and [Serge] Gnabry.”

Goretzka’s contract expires in June 2022 while the other three have another two years on their contracts but after signing Thiago, the Reds could sign another soon to be out of contract Bayern star.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Thiago Alcantara new signing of Liverpool at Anfield on September 18, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Between them, they are worth a combined total of £265million, according to Transfermarkt.

After Thiago and David Alaba and potentially Leon Goretzka, Bayern are battling to keep their best players at the Allianz Arena.

Liverpool have just lost Georginio Wijnaldum after he ran down his contract so we shouldn’t celebrate their failure too much.

But if it means Jurgen Klopp picks up another world-class player next summer, on the cheap, you won’t find me complaining.

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) wearing a protective face covering to combat the spread of the coronavirus, congratulates Liverpool's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara (C) and Liverpool's Scottish defender Andrew Robertson (R) after the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on January 17, 2021. - The game finished 0-0. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) wearing a protective face covering to combat the spread of the coronavirus, congratulates Liverpool’s Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

If I had to choose, Joshua Kimmich would be my pick of those players.

Not only is he brilliantly technically but he has that winning mentality that would further improve a side that Jurgen Klopp dubbed the ‘mentality giants’ not too long ago.

He can play as no.8, as a defensive midfielder and at right-back so Liverpool would be blessed with great versatility.

MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 30: Joshua Kimmich of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates scoring the winning goal with his team mate Robert Lewandowski during the Supercup 2020 match between FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on September 30, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images )
MUNICH, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 30: Joshua Kimmich of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates scoring the winning goal with his team mate Robert Lewandowski during the Supercup 2020 match between FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on September 30, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images )

Of course, this doesn’t help Liverpool this summer as they need reinforcements immediately and this is where supporter frustrations come from.

While Manchester United and Manchester City and even Arsenal are willing to spend millions on their targets, Klopp is forced to wait months and years for targets for when they are at their cheapest.

The German deserves better and I can’t help but wonder what he could achieve with owners that support him even just a little more freely.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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