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Dortmund duo amongst players that Jurgen Klopp should consider signing for Liverpool

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It seems almost inevitable that eccentric manager Jurgen Klopp will take charge of Liverpool in the coming days, with the German faced with a difficult task in addressing many areas of improvement on Merseyside.

He will undoubtedly be backed by a substantial transfer kitty given the finances given to Brendan Rodgers, with it an interesting thought just who the former Borussia Dortmund manager could bring in.

The biggest name on Liverpool fans' lips is none other than Germany international Marco Reus.

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The World Cup winner has had his name thrown around the rumor mill for the past two windows, with the winger linked to a host of Europe's elite sides.

Now with Klopp in charge of the helm, though, Liverpool fans might just see their dreams become a reality should Reus decide to follow his former manager, whom he shared a strong relationship with.

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It wouldn’t be the first time that a 'star' player has followed his manager to Liverpool, of course, given that Joe Allen followed Rodgers to Anfield in 2012.

Reus, though, is in a completely and utterly different class to Allen and would represent an incredible signing should Klopp be able to prise the German away from Dortmund, as unlikely as it does sound.

Elsewhere, defensive midfield is a position that could be looked at given the shortage of decent options that Klopp would have.

Lucas Leiva, who has been linked with a move away in recent months, appears past his best, with Jordan Henderson and Emre Can seemingly their best options.

Above all, though, Klopp must plug the gap that is currently leaking so many goals - Liverpool's central defence - and for such a position there are two high-quality names that spring to mind, the first sticking to the Dortmund theme.

Germany international Mats Hummels is yet to sign a new long-term deal after turning down efforts from Manchester United and would be an ideal fit for Liverpool.

His experience is one that only money can buy, and whilst it would take some monumental convincing, Klopp should look to reacquire his services.

Another option comes in the form of 21-year-old Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Bilbao. The centre-back has demonstrated considerable talent and would be an ideal candidate for Fenway Sports Group’s transfer policy.

His rise in European football is one lauded in La Liga and he seems destined for a big money move either to Barcelona or perhaps Manchester United.

Sadly, though, Bilbao whacked a €50million release clause on his contract this past June, deterring many clubs' interests.

Should Klopp take on the managing role, he certainly has some thinking to do. Liverpool are a side in dire need or inspiration from somewhere, with the enigmatic German the perfect remedy for a side lacking desire and passion.

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