Kai Havertz has hinted he could leave Bayer Leverkusen in the summer amid Liverpool's transfer interest in him.
Reports in Germany linked the Reds with a move for the 20-year-old this summer but Liverpool opted against making a marquee signing.
Jurgen Klopp, who splashed some serious cash in the summer of 2018, instead signed two youth prospects in Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Elliott.
The January transfer window is a few months off and Liverpool have started this season very much on the front foot, suggesting the Reds will have a quiet winter too.
But should Klopp decide he needs to strengthen his midfield next summer then it appears compatriot Havertz would be up for the switch.
Speaking to Sportbuzzer, Havertz said: "I am happy to stay at Leverkusen for one more year. What happens next summer will be experienced in the future."
As aforementioned, Liverpool had a quiet transfer window, but Klopp was open as to why he wasn't looking to splash the cash this time round.
He told Sky Sports: "You should never do transfers because other clubs are doing transfers. That makes no sense, it's not about that.
"And if you sit back for a second and have a look at the squad, do we need more players? People will say, yes, we need a substitute for Sadio Mane, for Mohamed Salah, whatever.
"But those players are here. So, do you get a one-for-one replacement? A big signing?
"People think that players from other clubs, other countries, are better than the players we have here but without really having the proof, because those players haven't played here, or whatever else.
"It's just that what is new is seen as more exciting. It's like with a new car. Your old car is completely reliable, but you want a new one and two weeks later it breaks down. It looks better, but obviously it's not that good."
Source: Daily Mirror
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