12 Feb 2017

I Love Klopp: 'Sensational' €43m star admits he watches 'nearly every Liverpool game'

One of Liverpool's long-time transfer target appears to be developing into a bit of a Reds fan.

In an interview this week, Mats Hummels - one of Jurgen Klopp's signings at Borussia Dortmund - claimed:

“I watch Liverpool's games if I have the time, nearly every one. They are having a hard time at the moment. I'm supporting him [Klopp] and I wish him success. "

Prior to his transfer to Bayern Munich, Liverpool were regularly linked with a move for 'sensational' Hummels, and given his association with Jurgen Klopp, many fans expected the Reds to be in with a chance of sealing the deal.

Alas, that wasn't the case, but according to Reds legend Mark Lawrenson, Klopp was never interested in bringing Hummels to Liverpool. In an interview last season with BBC Radio 5 Live, Lawro claimed:

"When Klopp arrived at Liverpool, everybody presumed he was going to try and sign Mats Hummels, but From what I’ve heard at Liverpool, Klopp has a little bit of a doubt about Hummels in the Prem.”

Hmmm. In some ways, this doesn't compute. If Hummels is good enough for Bayern Munich and Germany, then he's obviously good enough for Liverpool. Granted, he isn't the fastest central defender, but neither was Sami Hyypia, and that didn't hinder his ability to become one of the Premier League's greatest ever central defenders.

* Hummels: €43m-rated (CIES Football Observatory). Signed by Klopp for Dortmund.


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