Schalke 04 captain Benedikt Howedes opens door to England move, mentions Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool

Schalke 04

The German is considering a move away from Gelsenkirchen.

With Jurgen Klopp at the helm for Liverpool the club was always going to be linked with a flurry of Bundesliga stars.

Now such a player has been speaking about a potential move to Liverpool.

German World Cup winner Benedikt Howedes has hinted to Bild that he might be considering a move to English football, mentioning Liverpool and how lucky they are to have Jurgen Klopp at the helm:

“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.”

Howedes, who has a release clause of £13 million, would be a fantastic signing in the Premier League. The German can play in a variety of positions. Best at centre-back he is also happy and capable to play at both full-back positions. Comfortable on either foot he could provide excellent cover across all defensive positions for Liverpool.

The Reds have recently lost Joe Gomez, a younger version of Howedes, for the season through a knee injury and Liverpool certainly needed to strengthen the defensive unit any way.

Howedes seems keen and would be a bargain buy for Klopp if they follow up this apparent lead.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch