Jurgen Klopp admits German players are more interested in joining Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp has admitted that German players are more interested in Liverpool because of his influence. 

The enigmatic coach has, however, indicated that the club are looking on a global scale as they go in search of changing the dynamic of their squad. 

Klopp, of course, has enjoyed a steady start to life as Liverpool manager, but it's expected that a number of changes are set to take place in the next transfer window. 


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Marko Grujic from Red Star Belgrade and Schalke defender Joel Matip have already agreed to sign for the club, while the likes of Mario Gotze and Jonas Hector have been linked to the Reds recently. After a testing first season on English soil, Klopp looks set for a busy first summer at Anfield. 

"I don't believe anybody needs to fear us, but it's a fact that through me Liverpool have become more interesting for German players," Klopp told Sport1. 

"If our interest matches with that of the player, we won't back away from signing him just because he's German -- that would be nonsense -- but we are not limited to the Bundesliga.

"We are looking globally, but more important than where a player is from is that he's the right player for us."

Exciting period 

What's not to like about Klopp's latest comments regarding transfers? It's great for the club that they have more pulling power in the Bundesliga - Germany's elite division is one of the most respected in world football - but it's also important that the Reds chief isn't just limiting his options to that league. 

Clearly, he is already plotting and planning as he goes in search of long-term success on Merseyside. The Reds have improved under his guidance recently, but they still have a long way to go; three or four top class additions should steer them in the right direction. 

Klopp already appears to be working on his squad ahead of the 2016/17 campaign and that can only be a good thing for the club. Next season should represent an exciting one for all involved. 

Tottenham fixture 

The manager's immediate focus, of course, will be securing all three points against rivals Tottenham this weekend. 

With Spurs flying in the league - they currently sit in second place - it won't be easy for the Reds to claim the victory, but they will be determined to bounce back after suffering a defeat at the hands of Southampton in their last outing. 

Liverpool are still in with an outside chance of securing a place in next season's Champions League competition, but they will have to be near enough perfect between now and the end of the campaign. 

Liverpool fans: how many players do you expect your club to sign this summer? Have your say below! 

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