He was a revelation in the World Cup after being a revelation in the Bundesliga.
Benjamin Pavard’s star is on the rise – and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is said to be keeping note.
The versatile 22-year-old can play either right-back or centre-half, where he plays most of his games for VfB Stuttgart.
News outlet KickOff quote reports linking Pavard with a summer move to Anfield for around the €35m mark.
Capable in two different defensive roles they say Pavard showed during the World Cup that he can shine on the big stage.
And he can be signed for just €35m should Stuttgart fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Liverpool fan Sean Cox out of coma but still in bad way
Liverpool fan Sean Cox has woken from a coma but is still in a ‘dire condition’ after being attacked before the club’s Champions League clash with AS Roma.
The 53-year-old father-of-three was left in a critical condition after an incident before the Reds’ semi-final on April 24.
Today a football ultra was jailed for two-and-a-half years for his part street violence which marred the build up to the match.
Mr Cox was airlifted from Liverpool’s Walton Centre to Beaumont Hospital in Ireland at the end of May and has been receiving round-the-clock care with his family keeping vigil by his bedside.
Loris Karius pictured in Besiktas shirt for the first time
Loris Karius has been pictured in a Besiktas shirt for the first time.
The 25-year-old arrived in Istanbul to undergo a medical on Friday, and is preparing to complete an initial two-year loan move worth £2.25million.
Besiktas are obligated to buy him for a further £7.25million in 2020 if certain performance criteria are met. These are related to appearances and the Turkish giants qualifying for Europe.
Liverpool will also have a 20 per cent sell on clause if the deal becomes permanent.