Liverpool transfer target Kai Havertz will be “even more special” than he already is if he can continue to improve in the air, according to former Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves. Havertz scored twice for Bayer Leverkusen in their Bundesliga comeback match against Werder Bremen last Monday. Both of the attacking midfielder’s goals in the 4-1 win were headers.
Hargreaves is a big fan of the 20-year-old Germany international, who also opened the scoring for Leverkusen against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday – his ninth Bundesliga goal of the campaign.
Liverpool are linked with a move for Havertz and Hargreaves claims he is good enough for most teams in world football.
But the pundit says Havertz will be rated even higher if he can continue to work on his headed game.
“I think everybody’s been talking about Kai Havertz and we’ve seen him for a couple of seasons already, he’s a really special young player,” Hargreaves said on BT Sport.
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“He scored a couple of headed goals against Bremen and the thing is if he can add this to his game then wow, he really will be a special player.
“In terms of goals, assists, creativity, his height, his versatility – everything about his game is really special.
“If he can add more headed goals, because of his physical frame, then he’s going to be an even more special player.
“I think he fits into almost any team in the world and first game back, two goals is pretty good.
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“He’s one the fans are going to love watching because he’s a super special player.”
Meanwhile, former Liverpool midfielder Don Hutchison reckons Anfield is a good destination for Havertz – a player he has compared to former Germany star Mesut Ozil.
“I think he’s far too good for Leverkusen,” Hutchison told ESPN FC.
“I think he goes to the very biggest clubs in Europe and I think he walks into most sides.
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“He’s certainly got to fight for his place but the talent’s there at 20 years of age.
“The one player I would liken him to is a taller, faster version of Mesut Ozil.
“I think he plays off the left-hand side, through the middle, he’s predominantly left-footed, he’s very silky, easy on the eye.
“So again yes Liverpool would be a great fit but even Barca rate him that highly they are willing to trade three players for him.”
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