8 Dec 2015

First Transfer? Klopp wants £63k-a-week attacker whose 'dream' is to 'play for Liverpool'

Three years ago, ex-Borussia Dortmund attacker Kevin Krosskreutz admitted that he'd love to play for Liverpool 'at some point', and new reports this week suggest that a move to Anfield my be on the cards when the transfer window opens in just over 3-weeks.

In August, Galatasaray failed to submit Grosskreutz's transfer paperwork in time, so he's been kicking his heels on the sidelines for the last four months.

Clearly, it's a frustrating situation for Grosskreutz, and according The Mirror today:

"Jurgen Klopp will make a move for Kevin Grosskreutz in January. His family have not settled [in Turkey], and he is anxious to cut his losses".

Grosskreutz has made his affection for Liverpool clear a couple of times in the past:

JUL 2012: When asked about Liverpool's interest in July 2012, Grosskreutz told Sports Image: "It would be a dream to play for Liverpool at some point. England is a dream for any footballer".

NOV 2012: Grosskreutz namechecked the Reds again in an interview with Bild: "Everyone here is aware I am a big fan of...Liverpool. It would be a great thing to play in the Premiership"

Some info about Grosskreutz, who is reportedly on £63k-a-week:

* Versatile left-winger, but can play also right/left back, and any position in attack (played 8 different positions during his time at Dortmund).

* 27 goals/37 assists in 236 apps for Dortmund (Goal/assist every 276 mins).

* 6 apps for Germany (No goals/assists)

* Last season: Missed 17 games through injury, though rarely injured in the 4 years prior to that.

With the presence of Klopp, and his apparent affection for the club, Liverpool (in theory) have a big advantage when it comes to transfer negotiations, but is Grosskreutz a player who'll improve Liverpool?

To be honest, Grosskreutz's creative stats are not very impressive. One goal every 636 minutes is no improvement on Lallana, Ibe, Milner, Can, and Firmino, and Liverpool already have one jack of all trades in Emre Can.

As such, I don't really see the point of this prospective deal, but when the transfer window opens in 3-weeks, it'll be interesting to see if Klopp

Author: Jaimie K


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