New Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp looks set to head back to his homeland in the January transfer window to try to prize goalkeeper Bernd Leno away from Bayer Leverkusen.
Klopp has reportedly already assured club owners Fenway Sports Group that he only needs to make minor alterations to the current playing squad at Anfield and is believed to be a long-term admirer of the young man from Bietigheim-Bissingen.
The highly rated 23-year-old German shot stopper has been courted by several high profile clubs over the past few months including Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid after being an ever present for the Bundesliga side last season.
Liverpool look set to confirm Klopp as the new man in charge at Anfield within the next 24 hours before the task of reviving the Merseyside giants begins in earnest.
Leno became the youngest goalkeeper ever to play in the Champions League when he represented Leverkusen in a group stage match against Chelsea in September 2011. The big German certainly has a promising future ahead of him both on the club and international stage, where he has represented the German national team from Under 17 to Under 21 level.
Another young goalkeeper that is also thought to be of interest to Klopp is 22-year-old Loris Karius of FSV Mainz. The youngster spent two years in the youth academy at Manchester City from 2009-11 before Mainz offered him a loan deal. That deal became permanent the following season and the new Liverpool coach is a big admirer.