Is there clear reason why Julian Brandt was right to snub Liverpool?

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates after his side score their third during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on December 26, 2017 in...

Premier League giants Liverpool have been linked with Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt for years but he's staying in the Bundesliga.

Julian Brandt of Germny  attempts to take the ball past Aziz Behich of Australia during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group B match between Australia and Germany at Fisht Olympic...

If he watched on in awe as Liverpool destroyed Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg at Anfield on Wednesday night, Julian Brandt might have felt that he was right to stay at Bayer Leverkusen for the time being.

Because if this young German starlet cannot command a guaranteed place in Leverkusen’s starting line up right now, the chances of him forcing his way into Jurgen Klopp’s XI ahead of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane would be slim indeed.

According to The Sun, Liverpool are still interested in Brandt having being linked relentlessly with the talented winger since Klopp arrived on Merseyside three years ago.

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates after his side score their third during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on December 26, 2017 in...

But Brandt has put speculation about his future to one side for the time being and has instead committed his future to Leverkusen by signing an extended two-year deal, which means he could be at the club until 2021.

“I see that something really big is growing here. The recent contract extensions of Jonathan Tah and Lars Bender have shown that. We want to win titles,” Brandt claimed with his Leverkusen side, who flirted with relegation last season, fifth in the table and in with an excellent shout of a return to the Champions League with one of the most talented young squads in Germany.

Kyle Walker of Tottenham Hotspur closes down Julian Brandt of Bayer Leverkusen during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at...

Brandt may be right to stay. Almost every member of Liverpool’s squad has taken their game to another level under Klopp and the 21-year-old German is a player of world class potential who would fit in perfectly to his compatriots gameplan at Anfield.

But, on current form, Brandt would be nowhere near the Liverpool starting XI and he has a long way to go yet.

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