Liverpool “monitoring” Schalke attacker Leroy Sane

Liverpool’s interest in German winger Leroy Sane has been subject of much rumour of late and reports now confirm the club’s interest.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has seemingly given his current squad five weeks to prove themselves before the January transfer window, telling reporters on Thursday: “We will have the possibility to change some things in January and in the summer but at this moment we have made no decisions because we don’t have to make them yet.

“The players know this. It is always the same that at one point in the season you have to make a decision about them.”

Klopp won’t make big changes in January, but the name of Schalke’s Sane – who made his debut for the German national team last week – is one that has been increasingly linked of late.

The Liverpool Echo report that Sane is “among those being monitored” ahead of the January transfer window.

The 19-year-old can play on either wing and is described as having incredible pace, dribbling skill and confidence in possession, making him a devastating prospect in the final third.

The left-footed German was first linked shortly before Klopp arrived at the club, perhaps something not of coincidence.

He has four goals and three assists in 12 Bundesliga appearances so far this season. He also has a goal and an assist in the Europa League.

Reports earlier this year claimed a fee of £11 million might be enough but given his recent national team debut and reported interest from other top clubs, it would likely be nearer £20 million mark.

The Liverpool squad is currently very short of wide players and it’s been a while since we had a player with a lethal left foot. Signing a pacy player with the ability to beat defenders and run in behind would certainly be a good move.

Full scouting report on Sane, here