Report: Jürgen Klopp still wants to bring Jonas Hector to Liverpool

Jonas Hector of FC Koeln is replaced by Milos Jojic of FC Koeln during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Koeln at Emirates Stadium on September 14, 2017 in...

The FC Koln left-back is a reported transfer target for Liverpool.

Manager Jurgen Klopp speaks to the media during the Liverpool FC Press Conference at Anfield on August 22, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

According to German publication Kicker, Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp is still keen on signing FC Koln left-back Jonas Hector, with the German thought to be keen on providing more competition at Anfield for Andrew Robertson.

Hector, 27, is one of the most consistent left-backs in Europe, and has impressed in the Bundesliga this season, despite his side's struggles.

Ole Selnaes of Norway, Jonas Hector, Mats Hummels, Leon Goretzka of Germany during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Germany and Norway at Mercedes-Benz Arena on September 4, 2017...

The FC Koln man has already earned 36 caps for Germany - no small feat considering the depth of quality that Joachim Löw has at his disposal.

Kicker claim that Bayern Munich are leading the race to sign Hector, but suggest that the Merseysiders are still in contention to win the race for his signature.

The German has made 183 appearances for Koln, and is under contract with the Bundesliga side until the summer of 2021.

Timo Werner (C) of Germany celebrates scoring his side's third goal with his team mates Jonas Hector (L) and Lars Stindl (R) of Germany during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Semi-...

His side currently sit second from bottom in the table, however, and are five points adrift of safety.

If they do go on to get relegated from the top flight, Hector's stay in Cologne will surely come to an end, and he would represent a superb signing for Liverpool, if they manage to beat Bayern in the race for his signature of course.

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