Kai Havertz is one of the most wanted youngsters in Europe right now. Over the past few weeks, the 20-year-old has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Liverpool. As has been the case of many German youngsters, it’s only a matter of time before the big spenders start knocking on Leverkusen’s door.
However, from the host of clubs wanting his services, Liverpool would be an ideal destination for the youngster to thrive based on his style of play coupled with the tutelage of his fellow countryman Jurgen Klopp who speaks perfect German and has close relations with the youngster as well.
In a recent interview with Marca, Bayer 04 Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz shed some light on his future and said:
“I think I’ve picked up enough international experience at Leverkusen.
“I know the rhythm of these international matches and I’m confident that I can go abroad at any moment and play at clubs outside of Germany.
“For the moment, I want to have a good season. Afterwards, we’ll see.”
Havertz’s recent emergence in the German top flight
The German rising star has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the recent past following his rapid rise in the Bundesliga (via the Liverpool Echo). Havertz is currently enjoying his football at Leverkusen and has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League someday.
As per Transfermarkt, the 20-year-old has bagged 31 goals and 23 assists in 120 appearances for his German side. His influence in his side is also evident as his 7.02 Whoscored rating is only bettered by Kevin Volland in the Leverkusen squad.
The 20-year-old is blessed with outstanding speed and technical ability which makes him a joy to watch when he is playing with confidence on the field. The German prospect has made a bright start to his campaign after appearing in 14 matches for Leverkusen this term, netting three goals while grabbing one assist in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
Havertz’s form is one of the main reasons leading online German bookmakers like EagleBet.com have Leverkusen as one of the outsiders for the Bundesliga title. Currently priced at around 50/1, this is much shorter than the 150/1 being quoted at the start of the season and with the top of the table being so tight – Bayern in disarray, Dortmund not firing – it could be anyone’s title and the bookies are panicking.
The talented playmaker has also represented Germany at various youth levels and represented his nation’s senior team in seven matches while scoring once for them thus far.
What makes the German international a good fit for Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp’s style of play at Anfield will suit Havertz as he is quite pacey and is not afraid to put in a tireless shift for his team at both ends of the pitch. The German youngster excels at interchanging passes with others around him and is also quite effective when picking out a killer pass in the final third. However, he needs to more productive going forward if he wants to succeed at a top European club in the future.
Should the European Champions move in for Havertz?
Acquiring the services of an attacking playmaker like Havertz will undeniably add some more creativity and fluidity to Klopp’s midfield. Furthermore, the German talent is still quite young and has the ceiling to become a world-class player in his position someday.
Klopp would be the perfect man to nurture him as he speaks fluent German and has the track record for developing some incredible talents during his managerial career. Hence, the Reds should consider making a move to bring Havertz to Anfield at the end of this campaign.