Liverpool may have shock chance to sign 28-year-old Champions League winner - reporter


As the January transfer window approaches, Liverpool continue to be linked with a plethora of potential additions.

Plenty of the names being mentioned are carry-overs from the summer. One of the more spurious of those is Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich.

Despite Kimmich seeming like a pretty untouchable target though, journalist Christian Falk has today claimed that the 28-year-old could really leave Bayern.

“It cannot be ruled out that FC Bayern and Kimmich part ways,” Falk wrote in today’s Daily Briefing Fact Files. “His contract only runs until 2025. Like Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel has also questioned the player. Both coaches do not see Kimmich as a “holding Six”.

“FC Barcelona is very interested in Kimmich. If he comes onto the market next summer, some clubs in the Premier League will also look at him. Pep Guardiola is considered a big fan of Kimmich after having initially discovered and promoted him in Munich. The City coach appreciates Kimmich’s versatility as he can play in many positions.

“But Jurgen Klopp also knows Kimmich’s strengths, which would suit Liverpool FC well. The poker for Kimmich could soon be open.”

Bayern open to Kimmich sale
This is a really interesting one. A really, really interesting one.

Obviously, in ordinary circumstances, Liverpool wouldn’t be interested in someone of Kimmich’s profile. He is a big name at Bayern and will be 29 in February.

But, just as the signing of Kimmich’s former teammate in Munich, Thiago Alcantara showed, the Reds will break their policies for special players and special opportunities.

As his contract prepares to enter its final 18 months, the Germany international could be another such chance for Liverpool.

If Klopp really is a big fan of his, then you could easily see the Reds manager picking up the phone to his countryman.

Although formerly a right-back, Kimmich is now very much a midfield player for Bayern. Nagelsmann and Tuchel may not have seen him as a holding midfielder, but for Liverpool, you could see why it would work.

Stylistically, Kimmich has some similarities to current Reds No.6. Alexis Mac Allister. With Klopp altering his system to cater to Mac Allister’s profile, would it be so outlandish to suggest that he’s prepping the ground for Kimmich? Perhaps.

However, we can see a world where Liverpool have carved out a role for the 2020 Champions League winner, and are using Mac Allister as a place-holder before pushing him into a more natural attacking role. Let’s see if anything comes of it.

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