Heung-Min Son: The Tottenham Hotspur star who rejected Jurgen Klopp

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Tottenham's Heung-Min Son won't be able to haunt Jurgen Klopp in the manager's potential first game for Liverpool.

When imminently appointed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp takes charge of the Reds in his first game against Tottenham next weekend, he will be glad one particular opponent has been ruled out.

Heung-Min Son is a player Klopp attempted to sign for Borussia Dortmund in 2013, with the South Korean quoted by Goal confirming he had rejected a move to sign Bayer Leverkusen instead.

The BBC report the German will be appointed at Liverpool over the next 24 hours.

Heung-Min Son explained his decision, that he felt it would be for the good of his career. He said: "I wanted to stay in the Bundesliga and Leverkusen and Dortmund wanted me.

"Both teams play in the Champions League but I thought Dortmund would use rotation more than Leverkusen. That's why I chose Leverkusen over Dortmund. It's really important to play regularly in my age."

The decision certainly did not do the forward any harm, with the 23-year-old a regular for Leverkusen and for his national team, before his shock transfer to Tottenham this summer.

He is now ready to take on the new challenge of playing in the Premier League, and has the esteemed title of being the most expensive Asian player ever, with Spurs paying £22 million for his services.

The 23-year-old is currently sidelined with injury, with The Evening Standard reporting Spurs are not likely to rush him back for the Liverpool clash.

If he did feature and played a key role in the result, Klopp would only have himself to blame for not making a stronger pitch to bring him to Dortmund two years ago.

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