Blaszczykowski played under Klopp at Dortmund.

Jakub Blaszczykowski on Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool radar

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As the dust settles following Sadio Mane's confirmed £34 million arrival at Liverpool, it would seem Jurgen Klopp's business is far from over in the summer transfer window.

The German is widely expected to ring a number of other changes at Anfield before the 2016/17 Premier League season begins next month.

Liverpool showed much promise under Klopp last term but were ultimately let down by inconsistency.


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Indeed, an eighth-placed finish was a disappointing return for a side that blew away Chelsea and Manchester City so devastatingly.

Further top-quality additions are needed on Merseyside if Liverpool are to live up to their potential, and it would seem Klopp has earmarked a former player of his as a transfer target.

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According to German outlet Bild, the former Borussia Dortmund boss wants to reunite with Jakub Blaszczykowski at Anfield.

It's believed the 30-year-old winger is available for €5-7 million.

Whether said interest comes to fruition remains to be seen, but it's worth wondering why Klopp would target another attacking player given he has the likes of Mane, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Adam Lallana, Danny Ings, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino at his disposal.

Blaszczykowski isn't the player he once was either. He formed a fantastic triumvirate with Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski under Klopp during their title-winning 2011/12 season but now finds himself surplus to requirements, as suggested by his loan move to Fiorentina last summer.


It wouldn't be a surprise to see the Poland international leave the Westfalenstadion, though, considering the sheer amount of stars to have done so already.

Mats Hummels has joined Bayern Munich; Manchester City signed Ilkay Gundogan last month; and Henrikh Mkhitaryan secured a £26 million move to Manchester United this week.

Should Blaszczykowski follow in their footsteps, Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be Dortmund's last remaining star players.

Much could depend on Mario Balotelli's depature where a potential move for Blaszczykowski is concerned.

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In selling the much-maligned striker, Liverpool would not only generate transfer funds but open up an attacking slot in their squad.

One way or another, Klopp is certainly heading in the right direction by seeking to bolster his talented squad.

The eccentric German has already made two defensive signings in centre-back Joel Matip on a free transfer and goalkeeper Loris Karius for £5 million.

Add to that Mane's arrival and Liverpool fans should be very confident of finishing in the top four next term - at least.

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