Klopp will be backed by Liverpool’s owners to land superstar favourite (not Gotze)

Liverpool’s American owners, Fenway Sports Group, are ready to back Jurgen Klopp’s plans in the summer transfer market with Marco Reus a player he wants, according to reports from The Mirror.

The German coach has been in charge of the Reds since replacing Brendan Rodgers in October, but a quiet January window passed with only Marko Grujic and Steven Caulker – the former is now on loan back at Red Star Belgrade while the latter is a short-term cover option – signed.

Although Klopp has done an admirable job to keep Liverpool in the Europa League and take them all the way to the League Cup Final, Sunday’s loss to Manchester at Wembley is being heralded as a watershed moment, with much speculation surrounding big summer plans doing the rounds.

And reports claim that one player the 48-year-old is particularly keen on is one of his former Dortmund stars, Reus, and it’s understood that FSG will back their man with funds to pursue a deal.

The Germany international was a key player under Klopp at BVB, and with the tactician keen top add quality from the flanks, he fits the bill at Anfield.

Another of his ex-Westfalenstadion favourites, Mario Gotze, is also wanted, but the World Cup winner may prove difficult to lure away from Bayern Munich.