Report explains why Klopp won't target Bayer Leverkusen's Stefan Kiessling for Liverpool transfer

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Liverpool reportedly won't target Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling.

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool aren't considering a January move to sign Bayer Leverkusen hitman Stefan Kiessling.

Liverpool are bound to be linked with a host of Bundesliga stars given that Jurgen Klopp is their new manager, and the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss will be familiar with a host of top players in Germany.

However, it doesn't appear that Klopp will be making a move for Kiessling, who has made a name for himself during his long association with Bayer Leverkusen.

After joining from Nurnberg at the age of 22, Kiessling has become a Leverkusen hero for his exploits in front of goal, having smashed 155 goals in 391 games.

Yet now, Kiessling is watching as Javier Hernandez has become Leverkusen's new striking sensation, and the Mexican's success since joining from Manchester United over the summer has led to some suggestions that Kiessling could leave Leverkusen in January.

However, the Daily Mail report that Liverpool won't be considering a move for the 6ft 3in target man in January for two key reasons.

It's stated that not only do Liverpool consider the 31-year-old to be the right profile of player they are looking for, but also that Klopp is unlikely to make any January signings.

With one target man already at the club in Christian Benteke, signing Kiessling wouldn't make much sense for Liverpool - but fans may be looking for some January additions due to the club's recent struggles at Anfield.

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