Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has emerged as a potential transfer target for Premier League club Liverpool.
According to TuttoMercatoweb, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to add Champions League experience to his squad with his side a certainty to compete in next season’s tournament.
Rodgers has already begun planning for next season’s European campaign with reports surfacing of interest in unsettled Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole, and a rumoured bid for Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
However, it will take a huge offer to prise Germany international Boateng away from the Allianz Arena, with the 25 year-old having agreed to a contract extension in December until 2018. A stalwart in Pep Guardiola’s Bayern side, Boateng has played a pivotal role in the German giants’s record-breaking Bundesliga title victory this season and any move looks highly unfeasible.
All the same, centre-half is indisputably a position Liverpool must strengthen in if their stay in the Champions League is to be an extended one. While the SAS partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge has propelled the Anfield outfit into the title race, the Reds’ defensively porous traits have been often masked by their propensity to out-score their opponents.