TSG Hoffenheim midfielder and reported Liverpool target Kerem Demirbay is a 'complete midfielder' and has become an irreplaceable part of the club's first team.
That's the opinion of one of the key people surrounding Demirbay's move to Hoffenheim in 2016 - the club's scouting chief Lutz
The midfielder signed on the dotted line at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena for £1.5m just months after highly regarded manager Julien Nagelsmann was appointed at the club.
Premier League side Liverpool have most notably been linked with a move for Demirbay since the summer, especially since their proposed move for Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir fell through at the eleventh hour. And Pfannenstiel's recommendation may mean the Reds should sit up and take notice - saying Demirbay's eye for goal makes him a "complete midfielder".
There are five players I rate at Hoffenheim. Nelson, Demirbay, Schulz, Baumann and Joelinton. Safe to say all those that are playing have been excellent so far.— Sam (@TheEmeryEra) December 12, 2018
Demirbay is certainly deserving of Pfannenstiel's high praise too. The two-time Borussia Dortmund
The 25-year-old has featured in slightly deeper positions this season, creating space for summer signing Leonardo Bittencourt, while youngster Nadiem Amiri will also be staking a claim for Nagelsmann's first team when he returns from injury.