Video: Liverpool-linked Max Meyer scores long-range effort for Schalke

Max Meyer training with Schalke in August 2013

The mercurial young playmaker gave Roberto Di Matteo’s men the lead against Werder Bremen yesterday.

Max Meyer is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about young players in Europe, with the Schalke midfielder reportedly catching the eye of Liverpool in the summer.

The Reds were linked with making an £8 million move for the playmaker ahead of this season, but the teenager ended up staying with the Bundesliga side.

Meyer gave his admirers another taste of what he is capable of yesterday with a long-range strike for the Gelsenkirchen side in their 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen.

The goal was the 19-year-old’s third of the season, and he is quickly becoming a key member of Schalke’s first team - especially with Julian Draxler out injured.

Liverpool have a number of exciting attacking midfielders in their squad, but Meyer would surely add quality to Brendan Rodgers’ squad and all the signs suggest that he has the ability to blossom into a top-class player.

His capture would also take some of the creative pressure off Philippe Coutinho and give the Reds boss extra options in the final third.

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