Bayern Munich star amongst top five signings made by Jurgen Klopp

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If reports are to be believed, it's looking increasingly likely that former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp will take over at Liverpool in the coming days.

The 48-year-old German has been on sabbatical since the end of last season but looks set to take over the position at Anfield vacated by Brendan Rodgers.

Klopp made quite a name for himself in Germany, winning back to back Bundesliga titles with Dortmund and Liverpool fans are understandably excited at the prospect of such a character arriving in the Premier League. 


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The talk in the build-up to Klopp's appointment has been of Liverpool's infamous transfer committee. The Fenway Sports Group have taken a lot of flack after a series of underwhelming signings and the club's fans will certainly hope for an improvement when the new manager arrives.

Thankfully for Liverpool, they are about to gain a manager who has become famed for his excellence in the transfer market.

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Klopp initially brought Hummels to Borussia Dortmund on loan in 2008. At the time, the German was a youngster struggling to make the grade at Bayern Munich and few could have foreseen the career he would go on to have.

After impressing Klopp during the 2008/09 season, Dortmund made his loan move a permanent transfer, paying a mere £2.94 million for the defender.

Since then, he has gone on to firmly establish himself in the Dortmund side, making 273 appearances for the club to date.

The centre-back has tasted vast international success as well as domestic - he was part of the Germany U21 side that won the Euros in 2009 - and has become a key figure in the senior team with 41 caps and a World Cup to his name.

His current market value is estimated to be around £24.5 million. Given Liverpool's defensive woes, the German is a player the Kop would welcome with open arms.


The Pole scored ten goals in three games at the end of last month - a mind-boggling achievement - including five against Wolfsburg inside nine minutes.

The 27-year-old striker has been so successful at Bayern that it's easy to forget that it was none other than Klopp who brought him to Germany. In 2010, Dortmund paid Lech Poznan just £3.33 million for Lewandowski.

The forward arrived with a respectable record in his home country, though the Bundesliga was going to be a big step up.

Unfazed by the challenge, the Poland international struck an incredible 103 goals in 187 games for the club. One of his most memorable moments was a four-goal performance against Real Madrid in Dortmund's run to the Champions League Final in 2013/14.

He joined Bayern on a free last summer and has scored 41 goals in his 60 games for the club, but is still held in high regard by Dortmund's players and fans.


The young German has been unlucky with injuries in the last couple of season, but the 24-year-old is undoubtedly a top-class player.

The midfielder was signed from FC Nuremberg in 2010 for a fee of £3.85 million and has since made 131 appearances for Dortmund, scoring 13 and providing 17 assists - statistics likely to be higher but for injuries.

The German has developed into a key figure in the Dortmund midfield and his emergence has not gone unnoticed by Europe's elite - he's been regularly linked to Manchester United whilst Barcelona and Bayern have also shown an interest.

Like many of Klopp's signings, he was instrumental in the side's road to the Champions League final in 2013/14, during which he scored a penalty in a 2-1 defeat to Bayern at Wembley.

Despite continued interest, he signed a contract extension until 2017 this summer, though the speculation is unlikely to subside any time soon.


The winger was one of Klopp's more expensive signings but given his current market value, the £11.97 million Dortmund paid for him still looks an absolute steal.

Reus has a truly outstanding record for a midfielder - in his 133 games he's found the back of the net 59 times. He's much more than just a goalscorer, though, given the German's total of 46 assists for his team-mates.

Injury cruelly robbed him of the chance to represent his country at the World Cup last summer where he would surely have featured regularly for the victorious Germans.

In February he signed a contract extension until 2019, though interest remains high for the 26-year-old across Europe.


Dortmund paid Saint-Etienne £9.1 million for Aubameyang back in 2013 and the striker has really made a name for himself since then.

The departure of Lewandowski was a big blow for the club but thankfully Aubameyang has been happy to accept the goalscoring burden. He scored 16 in his debut season and 25 in his second - an admirable return.

The Gabon international has made a stunning start to the new campaign scoring 14 goals in 14 games across all competitions. There have been no shortage of suitors whilst the striker has continued to perform, and indeed a number of Premier League clubs could use a striker as prolific as him.

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