Liverpool are likely to be linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund’s star players after the Bundesliga club said they would be open to speaking with former manager Jurgen Klopp about potential transfer targets, The Independent reports.
Klopp is preparing for his first transfer window as Liverpool manager following his appointment at the start of October. Despite the club’s generally positive results and improved displays that have yielded 11 points from a possible 18 in the Premier League, it’s understood the German coach is keen to bolster his side. The logical focus of his interest would be in the players he knows from his time as Dortmund manager.
Among the players at Signal Iduna Park are international stars that would instantly improve the Liverpool squad, including Marco Reus, Mats Hummels, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ilkay Gundogan and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
How open Dortmund would be to selling one of their star assets is unclear, but CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed that the club would be open to speaking with their former employee Klopp should he make an approach.
“One thing is clear, we at BVB have a very good relationship with Jurgen,” he told Die Welt.
“I think there would be no conflict were there to be interest in one of our players at some point. He would contact us before (he contacts the player).”
Klopp is renowned for his man-management and enjoyed excellent relationships with members of his squad, potentially making any proposed switch to Anfield an alluring one.