Liverpool made an offer to sign Max Kruse after the expiry of his contract with Werder Bremen this summer, but the striker opted to sign for Fenerbahce instead, according to a report from RTL journalist Thomas Wagner via Sport Witness today.
“I know Liverpool made an offer to him”, Wagner stated in the interview.
“At first, I thought that a move to Fenerbahce is an unlikely one. But he choose Fenerbahce over Liverpool.
“I think he will make a lot of money in Turkey and also he will be the centre of attention.”
Kruse was earmarked as an experienced head to bolster Liverpool’s attacking options for the upcoming season, especially with the departure of Daniel Sturridge.
However, at 31-years-old, he seemed an unconventional signing for Klopp and one that would seemingly go against the typical transfer model of the club.
With 12 goals in all competitions last season and 250 Bundesliga appearances to his name, Kruse could have proved a shrewd signing for the Reds.
Yet, with Klopp’s clear faith in Divock Origi and Rhian Brewster to play deputies to Roberto Firmino, Kruse likely wouldn’t have got the game time he craves, whereas he can become Fenerbahce’s main striking option.