Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed concerns about the new league's competitiveness
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed concerns about the new league's competitiveness POOL / LEE SMITH


  • Liverpool has identified Florian Neuhaus as Georginio Wijnaldum's replacement
  • Neuhaus has a similar playing style to that of Wijnaldum
  • The 24-year-old is open to the idea of moving to Liverpool

This summer’s transfer window has seen some big news.

Sergio Aguero joins Barcelona, Sergio Ramos leaves Juventus, Gianluigi Donnarumma signs with Paris Saint-Germain, and the transfer saga between Jadon Sancho and Manchester United.

Amidst all these happenings during this transfer window is Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum opting to leave the club for PSG.

This is certainly a cause for concern for manager Jurgen Klopp.

However, Liverpool may be closing in on a replacement for the 30-year-old Wijnaldum.

According to SPORT1 journalist Florian Plettenberg via ESPN, Liverpool is set to make an offer for Borussia Monchengladbach’s promising star in 24-year-old Florian Neuhaus.

Neuhaus has reportedly been pegged as a potential replacement for Wijnaldum since transfer rumors began circulating around the former Liverpool player.

Klopp admitted that there may be some changes in the way they play as he referred to the Dutchman as the “architect of our success” prior to facing Crystal Palace last May 23rd.

Klopp would be more than happy to see the German midfielder wear Liverpool colors this season as his excellent playmaking and passing abilities have been his calling card in the Bundesliga, making him an ideal replacement for Wijnaldum.

Neuhaus has played so well in his young career thus far that he has been selected to play for Germany’s national team multiple times now, citing his “consistently excellent showings,” according to The Athletic’s Raphael Honigstein.

SBNation’s Mari Lewis looked to analyze how Neuhaus would fit in the role that Wijnaldum has left open at Liverpool.

The report makes a case for Neuhaus’ signing with Liverpool by ending the report with “a midfielder who is consistently available, strong in a challenge, and able to increase the tempo of attacks using his passing range? Sounds like a dream come true. Get him in.”

The German has also commented on the situation as he has been linked to a move to both the Reds and Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich.

“I’m not committed to one club. The overall package [offer] must be right. I’m open to anything,” said Neuhaus. “I’m a person who likes to dare to do anything. I could also imagine foreign countries very well. I don’t necessarily have to go to FC Bayern Munich.”

The budding star has appeared six times for the German national team and has scored two international goals.

Neuhaus appeared in 33 games last season for Gladbach, registering six goals and five assists.