Liverpool have unique weapon to lure in big name stars, says club hero

Former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince believes that the presence of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool could be enough to persuade big name Dortmund players to move to Anfield.

The German manager coached BVB prior to joining the Reds over the summer, helping them to back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, while guiding them to the 2013 Champions League Final on a shoestring budget.

Naturally, there have been a number of links between Liverpool and a host of Dortmund’s key men since Klopp’s decision to take over from Brendan Rodgers at Anfield following a few months out of the game, and Ince feels that the 48-year-old has the ability to entice his ex-players:

“Ilkay Gundogan is a very good player in midfield, they’ve got Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and of course Marco Reus.” He told the Daily Star.

“We don’t really get a big influx of German players coming to the Premier League, most of them stick to the Bundesliga.

“But when they see what Jurgen Klopp is doing at Liverpool it might sway their minds.

“Sometimes players don’t go to clubs just because of the club, sometimes players go to a club because of the manager.

“Jurgen is enthusiastic, shares a great relationship with his players and players want that – I’d love to have played for him.

“Of course, Klopp may think he has enough. Daniel Sturridge returning is like a new signing, while Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino are starting to find their feet.”

Liverpool have been linked with Neven Subotic, Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus in recent times, with all three players having been key members of Klopp’s successful Dortmund side.

 


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