To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Liverpool 'in talks to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch'

Liverpool 'in talks to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch'

Communication has been made.

Liverpool have opened talks with Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch over a potential summer move, according to reports.

Jurgen Klopp is keen to reinvest in his ageing midfield at the end of the season, following a dismal campaign.

Liverpool have been heavily linked with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham for quite some time.

However, Klopp confirmed he was withdrawing from the race to sign the 19-year-old, with the England international expected to cost in excess of £100 million.

Consequently, the Reds boss looks set to reignite his pursuit of 20-year-old midfielder Gravenberch, who has struggled for game in Germany.

He was originally linked with a move to Merseyside back in January after the player's agent was spotted at Anfield, although nothing came to fruition, with the player still part of Bayern's plans.

But Sky Sports claim that Liverpool are stepping up their pursuit of Gravenberch, and have approached the midfielder's management over a potential move.

Gravenberch opens up on Bayern future

Gravenberch joined Bayern from Ajax in a deal worth around €18 million (£16m) last June but has only managed 17 appearances in the Bundesliga, with 16 of those coming off the bench.

While he was an unused substitute in their 3-0 Champions League defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday.

During an interview with Ajax Showtime discussing his first season with the German giants, Gravenberch revealed he would consider a move away.

"Ideally, I would like to be successful at Bayern," he said.

"But if that doesn't work out and I don't get a chance, then I might have to look around.

"At the moment I'm not thinking about it and I hope that I can change my situation at Bayern by training and playing well.

"For me, this season is just the first season where I've been struggling and not being able to play much. As a player, you also get better through such experiences.

"I'm still very young and I'm glad I'm experiencing something like this now and not later in my career."

Speaking after their defeat to Manchester City, Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel lifted the lid on Gravenberch's qualities, encouraging him to fight for his place in the team.

"I see Ryan's qualities in training, he's doing well," Tuchel said in a press conference.

"He's a midfielder who can turn and dribble very well. Now it's about being patient. It's about fighting to be there."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Ryan Gravenberch, Bayern Munich, Transfers, Jurgen Klopp, Football