Klopp pushing hard to get Dortmund ace to Liverpool (not Aubameyang)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is eager to reunite with Ilkay Gundogan at Liverpool and is looking to push through a January deal, according to reports from Sportmediaset.

The German boss succeeded Brendan Rodgers in the Anfield hot-seat earlier this season and has been, so far, forced to work with the squad that the Northern Irishman assembled over his three and a bit years on Merseyside.

Although there are talented players at his disposal, Klopp’s ranks contain a number of options that appear unsuited to his preferred high tempo, pressing game plan, which has led to suggestions that he will make additions this month.

And reports claim that he’s eager to raid his old club, Dortmund, for Gundogan, who was a major part of BVB’s success when the 48-year-old was at the Westfalenstadion.

The 25-year-old playmaker won the Bundesliga title and featured in the 2013 Champions League Final under Klopp – he scored against Bayern Munich at Wembley – and is known to be a player the tactician values.

With Jordan Henderson battling a long-term ankle problem and doubts surrounding Lucas Leiva and Joe Allen’s suitability at Liverpool, Gundogan could be an ideal partner for impressive youngster Emre Can.

Klopp has also been linked with a move for Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.