Jurgen Klopp immediately sought out Chelsea forward Kai Havertz following Liverpool’s 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday
Havertz had been a key player in the game, missing a big chance and having a goal disallowed in the second half. Liverpool would have been defeated if the 23-year-old had been wearing his shooting boots.
As a result, Goal reports that Klopp’made a beeline’ for Havertz after the final whistle. When the Reds boss arrived, he reportedly ‘threw his arms around’ the Chelsea attacker.
According to Goal, Havertz ‘appreciated’ Klopp’s attention, which was likely meant to encourage him during a difficult season.
But, as a previously reported Liverpool target, you never know! Please tell us what Jurgen did when he saw Mason Mount…
Havertz is still an odd fit at Chelsea.
Kai Havertz is a hilarious little player. Chelsea spent £71 million on him in 2020, seemingly just because no one else could afford him at the time.
Despite the large investment, they didn’t seem to know how to use him at first. They don’t appear to have changed in three years.
Of course, there have been some highs along the way. Havertz will be remembered at Chelsea for his game-winning goal in the 2021 Champions League final.
However, the Germany international has generally underwhelmed. He just doesn’t have the look of a natural goalscorer while wearing Chelsea blue, much like his now-departed countryman Timo Werner.
So, like Werner, you can’t help but wonder if Havertz would have fit in better at Liverpool. Not quite a midfielder, not quite a striker, he could thrive in Roberto Firmino’s legendary role at Anfield.
There were numerous reports linking the former Bayer Leverkusen player to Liverpool prior to his move to West London. Klopp is clearly a fan of his. The Reds’ manager never forgets about his favorite players. With Chelsea needing to ship a few out this summer and Havertz’s stock on the decline, perhaps it’s worth asking?