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Liverpool are interested in securing the services of Schalke 04 midfielder Max Meyer this summer. According to recent reports, the Reds are eager to make a swoop for the German international when the summer transfer window opens at the end of the season. 

The 22-year-old’s current contract with the Bundesliga club runs out at the end of the campaign with both Liverpool and Arsenal looking to sign him. Some sources have recently claimed that the player and his agent cancelled a scheduled meeting with Schalke earlier this week. They were supposed to discuss Meyer’s future at the club but now it seems highly likely that he will end up leaving the Arena AufSchalke this summer. 

In a recent interview, Schalke president Clemens Tonnies shed some light on the situation and was quoted to have said, “I had an appointment with Max and his advisor, which was cancelled by his agent on short notice,” 

The aforementioned comments indicate that Meyer is set to make a summer switch away from Gelsenkirchen when he becomes a free agent at the end of the campaign. The Oberhausen born player has featured in 27 matches for Schalke this season and scored once while providing one assist in all competitions. He has mostly been deployed as a holding midfielder which justifies why he has not found the back of the net more often this season.

The Reds are understood to have a long-term interest on the player, who can also operate in the number 10 position, which makes him a perfect fit for Jurgen Klopp’s side so the stage is now set for them to make a move for the German midfielder next summer.

The Reds are currently in the 3rd position in the Premier League standings following their majestic 5-0 victory over Watford last weekend. However, Klopp’s Reds are a whopping 18 points behind league leaders Manchester City going into the final stretch of the campaign. 

The addition of someone of the calibre of Max Meyer will undoubtedly bolster Klopp’s midfield and could go a long way in helping them plug the hole left by the departure of Phillipe Coutinho earlier this year. Only time will tell whether the German midfield enforcer can help Liverpool mount a realistic title challenge next season.

It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of the Bundesliga talent and whether he ends up making a switch to Anfield this summer.

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