Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Merseyside was bound to attract high-profile players to Liverpool, as many players look forward to work under the charismatic coach. Despite the transfer committee being in charge of transfers during Brendan Rodgers’ time in charge, moving to Liverpool would have excited only few quality players, as opposed to the excitement the German coach brings to the fore. With the January transfer approaching and the former Dortmund manager hoping to shake up the squad with some key replacements, Schalke 04 skipper, Benedikt Howedes has expressed his desires to finally work with Klopp.
Having spent all his career years till date with the German side, the World Cup winner hasn’t been opportuned to be under the tutelage of Klopp who only coached 2 Bundesliga side, Mainz and Borussia Dortmund before leaving for a sabbatical. Klopp ended his break abruptly before joining the Merseysiders following Rodger’s dismissal. And as anticipated, a crop of German players are desiring a move to Anfield. The 27-year old defender committed his future to the German club during Summer rejecting a move to the EPL with Arsenal interested in his services.
But that has changed with Klopp’s entry to the EPL, with the player recently declaring,
“A move abroad excites me. England would for sure be an interesting destination. Currently I am with Schalke. There are no deals sorted. But of course, for a footballer there are some clubs that are more interesting than others. English football is very fortunate to have someone like Klopp in the league, Liverpool is a club with great tradition and values.”
Manchester United are also interested in the services of defender, but he will likely be rejecting a move to Old Trafford or Emirates in order to join his fellow German at Anfield.