Newly appointed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out making a move for any of his former players at Dortmund, despite being recently linked with some Key figures at the Bundesliga side.
Klopp has been linked with a number of his former Borussia Dortmund players, including Germany international Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan.
Jurgen Klopp who took his first training session as Liverpool manager after arriving at Melwood on Monday morning said;
“I have no intention whatsoever to lure Dortmund’s stars to Liverpool. I am not interested in how much money I will be allowed to spend in January.
“It is only October and I don’t even know how many games there are left until the winter. But we clearly have plenty of games left and we will be taking a look at our own players first.” The Liverpool boss told German newspaper Die Bild.
The who agreed a three-year deal on last Thursday joined up with those in the Liverpool squad not involved in international football over the weekend. Nine first-team players, including Kolo Toure, Dejan Lovren, Phillipe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge, Mamadou Sakho and Lucas Leiva, took part in a session that lasted between 60 and 75 minutes.
James Milner was also present at Melwood after being rested by Roy Hodgson for England’s final European Qualifier against Lithuania.
Liverpool scout Peter Krawietz and existing first-team coach Pep Lijnders were all present in Monday’s training, although Zeljko Buvac, Klopp’s long-time assistant is yet to arrive on Merseyside.