Liverpool want Stefan Kiessling in January


The January transfer window continues to creep ever closer, and with it comes more rumours involving potential arrivals to the Premier League.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to make additions to his side once the window opens and it seems every player linked with a move to Anfield is either German or plies their trade in the Bundesliga. 

Well, the latest player to be touted as a possible arrival is Bayern Leverkusen forward Stefan Kiessling.


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According to talkSPORT, via German daily Express, Klopp has been a big admirer of the German forward since his days as Borussia Dortmund manager and is keen on bringing him to Merseyside in the new year.

Given Daniel Sturridge's continual problems with injury, the publication claims Kiessling will be Klopp's first 'port of call' in January.

Kiessling has been at Leverkusen since moving to the Bay Arena from Nurenburg in 2006 and is currently vice-captain. He has scored over 120 goals for the Bundesliga club.

He also has seven caps for the German national team but has not made an appearance since the 2010 World Cup when he fell out with Joachim Low.


Christian Benteke was back among the goals during the Reds' 3-1 victory over Chelsea. However, Klopp's decision to start the game at Stamford Bridge without a recognised striker highlighted his shortage of numbers.

Danny Ings' season is over, Sturridge continues to struggle and Divock Origi was surprisingly left out of the squad for the match in west London.

A move Kiessling may be the answer to their problem, but Leverkusen will be hard-pressed to part ways with their vice-captain.

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