Liverpool’s reported target Stefan Kiessling has fuelled speculation about his future by stating that he is not happy on the German club.
In what could be perceived to amount to a long goodbye, he told Sky Sports Germany (via Metro):
‘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.
He then alluded to his disgruntlement at being benched more recently:
‘I want to be playing a bit of football at the end of my career and that is why I’ve got to give things good thought.
‘I’ll speak to the bosses and see what the best solution is.’
‘I’ve been here nearly 10 years and always played and when you sit on the bench so often, then it does get on your nerves’
The German international made his debut for his country in 2007 and has gone on to achieve 6 caps in total.
He’s been at Bayer Leverkusen since 2006 where he has been a really decent marksman with 155 goals in 391 appearances.
Riesling started his career at Nurnberg were he hit 17 goals in 77 games.
All in all this is a really solid, Dirk Kurt style striker who can score goals at crucial times.
Liverpool certainly have exciting strikers. But with Daniel Sturridge so regularly injured, Divock Origi still inexperienced and Benteek blowing hot and cold, Kiessling might offer the perfect interim solution – someone that Jurgen Klopp can really on while his strike force gets up to full speed.
The Germany striker has been linked to Liverpool for some time.
Let’s see him in action.
Liverpool fans: does he boil your potatoes?