Jurgen Klopp makes Leon Goretzka his priority signing to replace Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool are prioritising a deal to sign Leon Goretzka. (Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp has made a last-ditch attempt to sign Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka for Liverpool, according to reports in France.

Last week, Bayern Munich confirmed their interest in the 22-year-old and reports have claimed that the German champions are close to agreeing a deal.

But SFR Sport claim that Liverpool remain in contact with Goretzka’s camp and are trying to persuade the midfielder to reject Bayern.

The report also claims that Liverpool have made the signing of Goretzka their top priority for the January window and they will not be submitting a major offer for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.

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