Jurgen Klopp believes Henrikh Mkhitaryan is one of the world's most talented players

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes that Borussia Dortmund ace Henrikh Mkhitaryan is one of the most talented players in the world. 

As reported by the Daily Mail, Klopp has hailed Mkhitaryan, claiming that he 'possesses an incredible combination of speed and technique'.

Mkhitaryan endured a tricky time under the guidance of Klopp last term, but talking in a new ebook, Reading The Game, centred around the 2014-15 campaign, the Reds chief suggested that the majority of players would be happy to have the striker's problems.


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"When it comes down to it, 99 per cent of people would be happy top have Mkhitaryan’s problems," Klopp said. "There is no doubt in my mind that he is one of the most talented players in the world.

"He possesses an incredible combination of speed and technique. There’s very, very few you can say that about.

"There’s a reason why the world’s best chess players come from Armenia like Mkhitaryan. Yes, other countries product chess players, but Armenia produces far more than could reasonably expect."

Mkhitaryan managed just three goals from 28 Bundesliga appearances last season, but he's enjoyed a far more fruitful spell under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel. In fact, the Armenia international has struck five goals in 12 league outings.

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Despite his previous struggle under Klopp, Mkhitaryan could yet be reunited with the revered coach in the future. The Reds have been linked with the aforementioned forward recently, but it's far from certain as to whether the club's hierarchy will pursue him over the coming months. 

One thing is for sure, the Merseyside outfit could do with changing their dynamic in attack. Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke have failed to maintain their fitness throughout the course of the campaign while Danny Ings may not play again this season.

Klopp can also call upon Belgium international Divock Origi, but he still has a great deal to learn in his pursuit of success. 

Liverpool fans: should Klopp target Mkhitaryan? Have your say below! 

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