The German perspective: Liverpool will not sign Dortmund left-back

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The Reds seem to think about Marcel Schmelzer from Borussia Dortmund as their first signing for the new season? Would that transfer really make sense?

According to The Mirror Liverpool are thinking about signing Marcel Schmelzer from Borussia Dortmund. The 26-year-old left-back has been playing for the Westfalen side since 2008 and has scored two goals in 148 Bundesliga matches. In this season he contributed one goal and three assists in 17 season appearances.

Right now he’s injured and has been replaced in the last couple of weeks by the 21-year-old Erik Durm, who showed his high potential especially in the UEFA Champions League second leg match against Real Madrid. Some people already say that in the long run he might be a better option than Schmelzer.

That could also be Liverpool’s hope if they really want to sign Schmelzer for the next season. He is definitely a solid left-back, but probably isn’t one of the very best in the Bundesliga. At least David Alaba from Bayern and Ricardo Rodriguez from Wolfsburg have to be considered as better than him.

So maybe Dortmund could do without him, but Klopp has to be careful this summer, that other players don’t get the impression that Dortmund constantly have to sell their players. They already had to let Mario Götze and Robert Lewandowski go to Bayern Munich and other star players like Marco Reus or Mats Hummels will want to see if Dortmund manage to keep their star players, so that the team will have a realistic chance to play for some titles again as soon as possible.

That’s why it’s not very realistic that Klopp will agree to transfer Schmelzer to Liverpool, at least as long as he hasn’t found an adequate replacement for him.

All in all it’s not very likely that Schmelzer will go to Liverpool and it would probably be for the best for both teams if this transfer doesn't happen.

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