Monday, 4th November, 2013

Liverpool are taking a keen interest in Schalke midfielder Max Meyer as they aim to reinforce their squad in the January transfer window.

The Reds' midfield has come in for criticism of late, despite the side's fine start to the season which sees them third in the Premier League table with 20 points from ten games.


Defeat at Arsenal on Saturday however (2-0), which saw the Liverpool midfield struggle against the Gunners' slick unit, again placed the focus squarely on the club's engine room.

Now Liverpool are looking towards Germany to build for the future, with eyes on Schalke talent Meyer.

Just 18 years old, Meyer has already been tipped for big things by the Gelsenkirchen-based club, and tied down to a contract running until the summer of 2017.

Meyer has so far made eight appearances in the Bundesliga for Jens Keller's men, scoring three goals and chipping in with one assist.

He has also tasted Champions League football this term, playing twice in the qualifying round and twice so far in Schalke's group stage campaign.

At international level Meyer is a Germany Under-19 regular and last turned out for Marcus Sorg's side in September against Greece.

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