Jürgen Klopp’s agent may have hinted that exciting Liverpool transfer trend continues
Since joining the club, Jürgen Klopp has signed a total of eight players from the German Bundesliga. Liverpool have only recruited more players from Premier League clubs (10) during Klopp’s reign.
From Joël Matip to Thiago Alcântara, Klopp’s signings have been astute from the German top flight with relatively low transfer values amounting to significant improvements in the club’s setup.
Klopp knows the league well, having succeeded in Germany for 14 years before his move to Anfield and Liverpool used his talent to spot gems in the division.
It also helps that most of the teams in the division use a tactical style similar to Klopp’s. gegenpress at Liverpool, making it easy and quick to adjust to any new signing arriving at the club.
With the trend having been very successful with Klopp over the years, it is unlikely to end anytime soon. Ibrahima Konaté was brought in from RB Leipzig this summer, and the club have been linked with a plethora of targets in the division, including Jude Bellingham and Christopher Nkunku.
Speaking to Sport1, Klopp’s agent Marc Kosicke confirmed that Klopp is still monitoring the Bundesliga, particularly at Borussia Dortmund and Mainz and his revelation could be a clue to Liverpool’s future transfer plans.
“Jürgen is a child of the Bundesliga and also follows them from a distance,” Kosicke said. “He’s still squinting at Mainz 05 and BVB because he just had a good time there. But he doesn’t even think of coming back.”
After ‘folding his eyes’ at Borussia Dortmund this season, Klopp will know Jude Bellingham well and he will know the quality the 18-year-old could bring to Anfield. This familiarity gives Liverpool an advantage when trying to attract potential players to the club.
Players want to feel valued and their desire is to work with coaches who understand them and the way they play.
And if you want to make the jump to the Premier League from Germany, there’s no one better to sign than Klopp who is a ‘Bundesliga kid’ and understands Germany’s transition to English football from. from first-hand experience.
But it wasn’t just Bellingham who could have caught Klopp’s attention from Mainz or Dortmund.
Jonathan Burkardt at Mainz has had a great season, and the 21-year-old could be on the club’s radar with the forward suited to the club’s style of play.
Giovanni Reyna has also been linked with Liverpool in the past, and he’s a creative midfielder who could be equipped to play in all three of the club’s midfielders.
One thing is certain: as long as Klopp is at the helm, Liverpool will continue to scour the German market.
Considering the success of the eight players who have arrived at Anfield so far, with the exception of Loris Karius, the bodes are good for this to continue.