Liverpool transfers: Stefan Kessling addresses speculation

Liverpool target Stefan Kessling discusses his Bayer Leverkusen future

Stefan Kessling has addressed reports linking the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder with a move in the January transfer window.

The Germany international has been touted as a potential target for Jurgen Klopp amid speculation the German could raid the Bundesliga next month.

Thirty-one-year-old Kessling has scored three goals and has made two assists in 15 German top-flight games this season for Leverkusen.

However, the Leverkusen attacking midfielder hinted that he may have to leave the German club in search of regular first-team football after starting six of his side’s 15 Bundesliga games from the bench.

“I’ve got to be honest and say we’ll have to see,” Kiessling told Sky Sport Deutschland. “I’ve given it some thought and I will keep thinking about it.

“The situation is that of course I would like to be playing – I’ve been here for 10 years and love this club and everybody knows how happy I am here.

“I’ve got a pretty good relationship with the fans and of course also with the club. I love playing here and I love this club, and it’s overall a very, very difficult situation for me and everybody knows this.”

Kessling has scored 19 goals in his last two seasons for Leverkusen.

The Leverkusen forward has made six appearances for the Germany national team since making his debut in 2007.

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Liverpool are currently short on striker options after Daniel Sturridge suffered a fresh hamstring injury earlier this month.

Danny Ings is currently sidelined until the end of the season after a serious knee injury.

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