With Germany one of the nations on the planet who have most successfully dealt with the Coronavirus outbreak over the past few months, all eyes will be on the Bundesliga tomorrow, as the competition in the first of the big five leagues on the continent to resume activity.
Beyond delivering top level competitive football for starved sports fans across Europe and the rest of the world, though, tomorrow’s BuLi restart will offer an opportunity for punters who don’t normally cast their eyes towards the German league to have a gander at the talent therein, and, by extension, draw up a list of potential targets for their own club.
One player who will be putting his wares on display on Saturday is Wout Weghorst. The Dutch striker is currently in his second season at Wolfsburg and sits fifth in the scoring charts of the Bundesliga, behind illustrious names such as Robert Lewandowski, Timo Werner and Jadon Sancho.
And, if the media and his agent aren’t going to drum up some speculation about a potential move to Liverpool, well, then Weghorst is just going to have to do so himself.
I always found Liverpool very special,” he told Goal and DAZN. “I still get goosebumps from ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. There are other great English clubs too, and I always liked Milan because so many Dutch played there.
“I am ambitious and want to get ahead. Maybe at some point play at another club, whether in Germany or in England? But at the moment it is still far away. I feel good and try to achieve the maximum here.”
At 27, the probability of the 6’6 frontman being a target for an aging Liverpool side is miniscule, but one has to admire the gumption. The former AZ man has also been putting up a non-penalty goal or assist every 160-odd minutes for the past six years, right in line with his expected numbers, and is clearly willing to push for a move, so if Jürgen Klopp and Michael Edwards are in the market for a plan B attacker in what looks set to be a a massively unpredictable transfer window, perhaps all hope is not lost for the enthusiastic Dutchman’s ambition after all.