• Kai Havertz has been linked to Anfield for over a year now
  • Liverpool are not willingly to spend $104m to sign him
  • The Reds are six wins away from Premier League title

Liverpool FC reportedly have dropped the idea of signing Bayer Leverkusen’s midfielder Kai Havertz in the summer.

Havertz has been linked with a move to the Anfield side for over a year but it is understood that The Reds withdrew their interest after the Bundesliga club demanded a huge transfer fee.

When it comes to recruitment, Liverpool are known to look for cheaper options and Havertz’s fee of $104 million turned out to be way out of their budget. Liverpool are not under any financial crisis. They can surely afford him. Since Jurgen Klopp’s appointment in 2015, the club has a net spend of around $96 million. Moreover, they have earned more through on-field success that brought them enough commercial business.

However, the Premier League leaders are aware that they have reached their current position by playing responsible in their buys and they would want to continue with that approach.

Mohamed Salah (C) and his Liverpool teammates train in Doha on Monday as manager Jurgen Klopp watches on
Mohamed Salah (C) and his Liverpool teammates train in Doha on Monday as manager Jurgen Klopp watches on AFP / Giuseppe CACACE

According to Independent, Liverpool consider Havertz’s transfer fee of $104m way more than his market value. Also, when there is no obvious place for him in the first team, the club does not want to shell out a big amount on the young German international. Signing him would mean, displacing one of the big players from the first team and neither Klopp nor the big players are keen to do so.

While Bayer Leverkusen are currently placed fifth on the Bundesliga points table, Liverpool are marching closer to their first Premier League title in 30 years. The Reds have clinched 73 points from 25 matches and are 22 points clear of the second-placed Manchester City.

Liverpool are yet to lose a match in the Premier League and they are also alive in tournaments like FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.

Klopp, who failed to win a single trophy in the first four years as Liverpool boss, went on to win Champions League in 2019 followed by UEFA Super and FIFA Club World Cup the same year. He is on the verge of fulfilling a long dream of the Liverpool city as their boys are just six wins away from finally being crowned the Premier League champions.