Liverpool targets could reportedly leave this summer

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Liverpool targets Denis Zakaria and Florian Neuhaus could be set to leave Borussia Monchengladbach, should they fail to qualify for European competition, as reported by reputable German outlet BILD.

The Reds have been linked with the midfield duo with contrasting styles at different times in recent months, and this report enhances the possibility of a double summer swoop.

It is claimed Monchengladbach, whose manager Marco Rose has already been confirmed as the predecessor at Borussia Dortmund, could see an exodus this summer, with a host of their star names seeking pastures new.

Neuhaus was linked with a move to Merseyside, whilst also attracting plenty of interest from Dortmund, Manchester City, Juventus and Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

Whilst Swiss international Zakaria is also believed to be on Liverpool’s radar, with competition from Atlético Madrid.

Currently, Monchengladbach sit 10th in the Bundesliga, seven points behind the Europa League positions and 10 points adrift of the Champions League pace.

The German side are competing in this seasons Champions League, albeit they trail 2-0 from their first-leg with Premier League leaders Manchester City.


Liverpool certainly need additional strength in depth ahead of next season and the Monchengladbach duo would be a superb place to start.

Zakaria is a 24-year-old robust central midfielder who can also operate in the backline.

Neuhaus, 23, meanwhile is a flamboyant creative midfielder with an eye for a goal who has earned international recognition with Germany.

Both types of player would be of great benefit to Jurgen Klopp as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the title once more.

There does of course remain the distinct possibility the Reds, like Monchengladbach, won’t be competing in Europe either next season – although the sway of a move to Liverpool would still be an attractive proposition.

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