Borussia Dortmund’s CEO has given Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp the green signal to raid his former side.
Hans-Joachim Watzke has assured that there is no such written agreement that can prevent the Reds boss from trying to sign the Bundesliga outfit’s top talents. He also revealed the relationship between Klopp and Borussia Dortmund would not be harmed if he does make a move, reports Liverpool Echo.
“One thing is clear, we at BVB have a very good relationship with Jurgen,” Watzke said.
“I think there would be no conflict were there to be interest in one of our players at some point. He would contact us before (he contacts the player).”
Watzke also has been quite impressed by the impact the German has had in his first two months with the EPL giants. Liverpool have 11 points out of a possible 18 in Premier League. They have also made it to the knockout stages of Europe League and managed to reach the last eight of Capital One Cup.
“I am very happy for Jurgen that things are running that well after such a short space of time, I did not expect that. I thought he’d need more time with the team given the style of his football.” The Dortmund CEO further said.
Both Ilkay Gundogan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang along with Lewandowski have been already linked with possible moves to Merseyside after Klopp’s appointment as Liverpool boss in October to replace Brendan Rodgers. He has been planning over his top targets in January window, and reportedly will make a late decision on any signing from his former club after he completes the assessment of the injury list.
Klopp definitely regards all his old players well but among them, two came out as extra special in the likes of £31.5million-rated in-form winger Marco Reus and centre-back Mats Hummels, valued around £24.5m.
The £56m package could get the green signal from Borussia Dortmund’s owners as they might put their considerable financial weight behind Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield revolution.
There were reports when the 48-year-old penned the 5 year contract to become Liverpool manager that he cannot return to Dortmund to lure his favourite players away from Dortmund, but Klopp apparently ruled out the reports by claiming he has no such agreement with his former club.