Liverpool fans react to speculation about Everton-linked Kerem Demirbay

Leipzig's defender Marvin Compper (L), Hoffenheim's midfielder Kerem Demirbay and Hoffenheim's Swiss midfielder Steven Zuber vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga...

Liverpool and Everton are reportedly interested in the 24-year-old.

Kerem Demirbay of Hoffenheim and Joel Matip of Liverpool battle for possession during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs round second leg match between Liverpool FC and 1899...

Liverpool fans appear to be on board with the rumour about a summer swoop for Kerem Demirbay.

Bild reported today that Liverpool and Everton are among the many clubs who are interested in signing the 24-year-old midfielder.

Italian publication News Mondo reported early in January that Everton wanted the Hoffenheim star but, according to the German outfit, their Merseyside rivals are now in the reckoning.

Hoffenheim's German midfielder Kerem Demirbay (C) celebrates scoring the 1-0 during  the German First division Bundesliga football match TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Borussia Moenchengladbach in...

And it looks like fans of the Anfield club are in favour of signing Demirbay - who played 180 minutes against the Reds in a Champions League playoff this season - when the window re-opens.

Germany's midfielder Kerem Demirbay celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup group B football match between Germany and Cameroon at the Fisht Stadium Stadium...

Demirbay, who has two Germany caps, would not come cheap, however, and Bild added that he has a £28 million release clause.

That being said, that isn't an awful lot in today's transfer market and especially not for a player making as many waves as the Borussia Dortmund product is this season.

He has bagged three assists in four Europa League games for the Bundesliga outfit, in addition to 15 appearances in Germany's top flight.

However, Demirbay will play no part in the rest of the season after being ruled out for the "foreseeable future" (Bundesliga.com) with ankle ligament damage which was sustained in Hoffenheim's 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin on February 3, which changes the complexion of the speculation somewhat.

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