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Liverpool would face competition to land Meyer.

Liverpool considering move for Schalke's Max Meyer in January

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It's fair to say that Liverpool haven't enjoyed the best of seasons. Despite some improvements shown since Jurgen Klopp's arrival, the Reds have managed just nine wins from 18 games under the German's tutelage.

That could all be about to change, though. According to the Mirror, Klopp is eyeing a January move for Schalke wonderkid Max Meyer to strengthen his attacking options. 

The German youngster has scored three goals and claimed three assists in 22 games across all competitions this season, catching the attention of Europe's elite sides.

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German outlet Bild suggest La Liga champions Barcelona, Sevilla and AC Milan are also interested in the 20-year-old.

Meyer is the latest starlet to emerge from Schalke's academy, following in the footsteps of Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer and the recently-departed Julian Draxler, who completed a summer transfer to Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg last summer.

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In the 18 games Klopp has managed so far, Liverpool have recorded impressive away victories over Chelsea and Manchester City, 3-1 and 4-1 respectively, yet struggled against the lesser sides, losing against Watford, West Ham and Newcastle United in the league.

Despite the former Borussia Dortmund manager slowly enforcing his high intensity, counter-attacking football on Merseyside, goals are still proving an issue.

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Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and Danny Ings were all signed over the summer, yet the Reds have scored just 22 goals this season, two less than they've conceded. Injuries have undoubtedly played a part, but the case remains Klopp is in dire need of greater attacking options.

And Meyer might just be the signing they need. The Germany international's creativity and dribbling would be a welcome addition for a side currently eighth in the Premier League, six points off a Champions League spot and without a league win in three.

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