Liverpool are looking to replace Steven Gerrard this summer, of that there is no doubt. Does Jordan Henderson really fit the bill? That question is still unanswered and only time will tell.
However, Hannover midfielder Lars Stindl has rejected the chance to join the Anfield club, and instead agreed to sign for Borussia Monchengladbach, signing a deal until 2020, subject to medical scrutiny.
By all accounts Stindl is being bought to help fill the void left by German midfielder Christoph Kramer, who is on his way back to Bayer Leverkusen after a loan spell at Monchengladbach.
Reports suggest Stindl’s contract with Hannover was up next year and that Monchengladbach will be pursuing a buy-out clause worth £2.2million.
Liverpool had targeted the 26-year-old international earlier this year as a replacement for Gerrard, but any deal now looks dead in the water.
Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl has said: ‘We faced some tough competition to secure the signing of Lars Stindl.
‘We are delighted that he’s chosen to move here.
‘He can play in several midfield positions and has shown as Hannover captain that he has the experience to assume responsibility.’
The Merseyside Reds are still looking to fill Gerrard’s role, but with the team playing consistently well in 2015 without their favourite son, maybe a direct replacement is not needed, but no doubt…..they will continue the search.
Written by Michael Horne
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