Jurgen Klopp insists he will not be raiding Borussia Dortmund for players

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Following the arrival of Jurgen Klopp on Merseyside, it has come as no surprise to see Liverpool linked with a number of Borussia Dortmund stars.

Names such as Neven Subotic and Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang have been touted as potential arrivals, among other big names. However, the German boss has insisted he will not be raiding his former club.

In an interview with German publication Bild, the 48-year-old said: "That is in no way my approach."


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On Sunday, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said he does not expect Klopp's new job to have an effect on the BVB players.

He told Bild: "I am 100 percent certain that such a thing would never happen behind our backs.

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"And Jurgen would also never do anything to harm BVB. We're too close to each other and have experienced too much together for that to happen."

Obviously, the assertion that he will not be raiding his former club for players does not rule out any future move for one or two Dortmund stars. 

Despite the high esteem Klopp is held in by his former players, Liverpool's lack of Champions League football could prove a huge stumbling block in negotiations. 

Of course, the Black and Yellows are not in Europe's elite competition this season, but early form suggests they could return for the 2016-17 campaign. 

If the former Mainz manager can take Liverpool into the top four this season then they could have some leverage in negotiations. Although, the wages in the Premier League mean anything is possible. 

Will Jurgen Klopp sign any of his former Borussia Dortmund players before the start of next season? Have your say in the comments section below!

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