English Premiership

Gerrard replacements lined up

2015-01-29 13:58
Steven Gerrard (AFP)

Cape Town - Liverpool are reportedly eyeing two German based players as Brendan Rodgers prepares for life after Steven Gerrard.

The Daily Star report that two midfielders are being lined up for a summer move to Anfield.

Lars Stindl and Leonardo Bittencourt.

Those are two of the names being seriously linked with a move to Liverpool and with the even bigger task of replacing Steven Gerrard.

Who are these players?

Lars Stindl is a 26-year-old midfielder who plays for Hannover. He has scored 11 goals in 114 appearances in the German top-flight.

The Reds could snap Stindl "on the cheap" with the player now in his last 18 months of his contract and reportedly has a release fee of just £2.2 million in July.

Leonardo Bittencourt plays for Hannover, having arrived at the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2013.

Bittencourt's fee may be substantially more than Stindl as the 21-year-old winger is a regular in the national under-21 side for Germany and has two years left on his current deal.


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