Liverpool make contact with representatives, as Klopp cranks up interest in Swiss star

Date published: Monday 25th May 2020 4:14 - Jonny Whitfield

Liverpool have made contact with the representatives of Denis Zakaria to reaffirm their interest in the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder, according to reports.

Zakaria has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United also linked in recent months.

The two Premier League rivals were credited with interest in the 23-year-old ahead of the January transfer window, but his agent ruled out the possibility of an exit before the end of the season.

According to Football Insider, Liverpool have contacted the Switzerland international’s representatives again and made clear that they are still interested in him.

The Reds will reportedly “closely monitor” Zakaria’s progress when he returns from a knee injury next month.

Zakaria suffered the injury in Monchengladbach’s last game before the continental hiatus on March 8 and after being re-integrated into training at the start of May, he aggravated the issue and underwent surgery.

The Bundesliga season continued at the weekend with its second round of matches since the restart, with Monchengladbach losing 3-1 to Bayer Leverkusen.


The protracted campaign is set to finish on June 27 and Liverpool are expected to watch Zakaria’s progress closely when he returns.

Liverpool were tipped to be busy when the transfer window re-opens but the effect that football’s shutdown will have on the club’s finances is unclear.

The Reds’ top target is widely believed to be RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who grabbed a hat-trick in his side’s 5-0 win over Mainz on Sunday.

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