10 Players linked with becoming Klopp's first signing for Liverpool

A look at the players linked with signing for Liverpool since Jurgen Klopp's appointment.

Ever since Jurgen Klopp was appointed as Liverpool boss at the end of last week, the rumour mill has been running wild.

A combination of the international break and enthusiasm for the German's appointment has led to numerous stories across Europe about players who could sign for Liverpool.

Here is a round-up of the 10 names touted for moves to Anfield to join Klopp...

Andre Ayew

ESPN reported Liverpool are interested in Ghanaian international Andre Ayew. The forward signed for Swansea City on a free transfer in the summer and has been in excellent form, including scoring a winner against Manchester United.

Robert Lewandowski

If the papers are going to speculate, they might as well aim high, right? The Mirror report Klopp wants to re-sign his former Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, who now plays for Bayern Munich. If the Reds were to bring him in, it could mean splashing out a record fee.

Domenico Berardi

Italian website Calciomercato report Sassuolo prospect Berardi is very much on Liverpool's radar. The Italian shot to prominence a couple of seasons ago by scoring four goals in a game against AC Milan, and is just 21-years-old.

Ilkay Gundogan

German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan played under Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund, and is now being linked with following him. French newspaper Le10Sport suggests Gundogan could turn his back on a move to La Liga giants Barcelona and opt for Liverpool.

Marco Reus

The second player linked by Le10Sport is the winger Liverpool fans have wanted for several seasons now, Marco Reus. While the rumours are purely speculative, it's hard to argue that Liverpool don't have a better chance than they previously did of signing him, now with Klopp at the helm.


Italian daily La Gazzetta tout Napoli midfielder Jorginho with a move to Liverpool. The Brazilian is 23-years-old and has an Italian passport so would not require a work permit. He signed for Napoli in 2014 from Hellas Veronas, and could be a long term replacement at Liverpool for Lucas Leiva.

Loris Karius

More reports from Italy, this time Calciomercato again. They report the Reds are interested in former Manchester City youth goalkeeper Loris Karius and German youth international, who now plays for Jurgen Klopp's very first club Mainz.

Bernd Leno

The second name touted as a goalkeeper target in the Calciomercato report was Bayer Leverkusen's Bernd Leno. The shot stopper is 23-years-old and is a former German under-21 international.

Neven Subotic

Borussia Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic has already been linked with a move to Liverpool. The Mirror report, citing Calciomercato, that the Serbian defender will be a priority for Klopp as he tries to shore up the club's backline, which may also be bad news for Dejan Lovren.

Leroy Sane

Bundesliga expert Jan-Aage Fjortoft suggested Jurgen Klopp could take a look at Leroy Sane, speaking via his Twitter account. The attacking midfielder netted twice for Germany's under-21 side at the weekend, and is just 19. His exciting talent is one reason Schalke were content to cash in on Julian Draxler this summer.


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