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On their way to Liverpool? Klopp, Reus and the Dortmund stars who could follow their boss to Anfield

first_img Ilkay Gundogan – Quality midfielder is LEAVING DORTMUND! Click the arrow to see other players who may follow Klopp to Liverpool – Klopp is full of admiration for the central midfielder, hailing his passing game and calling him a “complete player”. Gundogan will not stay at Dortmund beyond next season when his contract expires and so the club are likely to listen to offers – around £20m – in the summer. However, such is his standing, both Bayern and Man United are interested in the 24-year-old. 6 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – A striker who scores goals! Click the arrow to see other players who may follow Klopp to Liverpool – With Daniel Sturridge injured, Rodgers has made it clear Liverpool are in need of a striker capable of scoring goals in his absence. Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert are not the men for the job, but Aubameyang might be. This season he has scored 22 goals in all competitions. Would it be worth getting rid of Rodgers and bringing in Klopp if he can tempt players like Aubameyang to join LFC? 6 Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Superb playmaker who could take on Gerrard’s mantle – Click the arrow to see other players who may follow Klopp to Liverpool – Mkhitaryan was wanted by Liverpool before he chose to join Klopp at Dortmund in 2013. At his best, he is one of the best playmakers in the game, who seems to have the attributes to play anywhere in attack – he also scores goals. His captain, Sebastian Kehl, says of the 26-year-old: “He is tricky, technically very good and a real threat in front of goal.” Should Klopp get the Liverpool job, he would have to convince him there is a real chance of winning trophies in England given that he claimed to have initially rejected the Reds to win silverware in Germany. 6 Sven Bender – The holding midfielder Liverpool have been searching for? Click the arrow to see other players who may follow Klopp to the Reds – Sven Bender and his brother Lars have been lauded for their play in the middle of the park and talkSPORT Drive presenter Adrian Durham called him the German Carrick, hailing his reading of the game and explaining that he does not make many tackles because he anticipates and intercepts. He did say he was perfect for Man United, though. 6 6 Marcel Schmelzer – better than Alberto Moreno? Click the arrow to see more Dortmund players who could sign for Liverpool if Jurgen Klopp heads to Anfield – Apparently Jurgen Klopp would find it very difficult to turn down Liverpool when he leaves Borussia Dortmund in the summer. So if the German does replace Brendan Rodgers, are we likely to see any of his trusted players follow him to Merseyside? Here, talkSPORT looks at the positions in need of strengthening and the Dortmund players capable of playing the role. Left-back Schmelzer was rumoured to be a Liverpool transfer target last summer, so with Klopp at the helm, would they finally land their man, whose contract expires in 2017? Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is under pressure, having become the first Anfield boss since the 1950s not to win a trophy in his first three years.And not long after Jurgen Klopp announced he is leaving Borussia Dortmund in the summer, the German was linked with the Reds hotseat.LIVERPOOL FANS WANT RODGERS TO BE GIVEN MORE TIMEKlopp has worked with and developed great relationships with his players, so naturally a number of them are being tipped to follow him out of the Westfalenstadion exit.The 2013 Champions League finalists have some players who appear perfect to shore up the Reds’ problem positions.KLOPP WOULD FIND IT DIFFICULT TO TURN DOWN LIVERPOOLHere, talkSPORT looks at players who could follow the manager – what area do you think Liverpool need to strengthen? 6 Marco Reus – Looks happy to be on this list! – He is the one player every fan would like in their team. As with Gundogan there will probably be a large queue for Reus, who is unlikely to come cheap. If Klopp does replace Rodgers at Anfield then it will probably cost around £40m to land Reus, though the player would probably prefer to remain in the Champions League.last_img read more