The race for Premier League glory may have tipped in Manchester City’s favour but Liverpool are hoping to beat their title rivals in the race for a new star midfielder.
Germany international Florian Neuhaus is the player in demand and his club Borussia Monchengladbach may not be able to hold on to one of Europe’s brightest talents.
The 23-year-old is being closely monitored by five major Champions League clubs and there is set to be a battle for his signature in the off-season.
It is understood that Neuhaus has a €40million (£35m) release clause in his contract with Gladbach, according to German media outlet Kicker.
That means Neuhaus will have the pick of his suitors, believed to be City, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Italian champions Juventus.
He has already clocked up 81 appearances in the Bundesliga and the Reds see him as a potential replacement for the outgoing Georginio Wijnaldum.