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Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Could Liverpool sign the man Jurgen Klopp took from them two years ago?

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The Armenian was snatched away from Liverpool at the 11th hour by Borussia Dortmund.

Yesterday Liverpool unveiled their new manager Jurgen Klopp to the press. The German former Borussia Dortmund manager has taken over from Brendan Rodgers - who was sacked last weekend.

So could Klopp now bring a player to Anfield that he stole away from them in 2013?

Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Shakhtar Donetsk reportedly had a straight choice between either Liverpool or Dortmund in the summer of 2013. Despite ,ultiple reports suggesting he was on his way to Anfield he made commentators up and down the country happy and went to Borussia Dortmund.

He was snapped up for his release fee of £23.6 million at the start of July 2013, as reported by The Independent - leaving Liverpool to pursue other options.

At the time Klopp told The Sun:

"A few years ago it would be impossible to get him in this battle with Liverpool, but Mikhi wanted to come to us.

"He likes our style of football."

This summer Liverpool were again linked with the player. In August it was reported by The Independent that Liverpool had a £15 million bid for the player accepted - which of course proved to be false.

With Klopp now at the helm at Liverpool there is no doubt the Armenian's name is bound to crop up in conversation. But Liverpool do not really need him. He is of a similar ilk to Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino - two players they are already struggling to get on the same pitch.

However, if Klopp remains keen on the player than you can certainly expect to finally see him at Anfield come January.

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