Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund Neven Subotic worked together at Dortmund and at Mainz 05. Now the door has been opened for a potential reunion at Anfield.
According to The Sun, Liverpool have received a transfer boost for Neven Subotic after the Serbian centre-back announced he is leaving Borussia Dortmund. Per the source, Jurgen Klopp is looking for a new centre-back to replace veterans Martin Skrtel, Kolo Toure and possibly Mamadou Sakho.
The 27-year-old defender announced on Facebook that he wants to go somewhere he can potentially start rather than sit on the bench. He explained that he is in the prime of his career and wants to give everything he has to whichever club he plays for.
“Last year I realised that my love of football and an active role on the pitch is too large to view action from the outside,” Subotic wrote.
“Football is an important part of my life, I love it so much and without whom I would not be.
“I am now in my prime as a footballer and naturally want to use this time to bring me and my team every day forward.
“I want to be able to give everything for my team.
“That’s what has made up my mind.
“I don’t want my money to be earned on the bench, but to be an active part of a story as I was until last year.
“I hope you can understand and understand that BVB is my heart club and always will be.”
Klopp gave Subotic his professional debut during his first managing tenure at Mainz 05. The pair would leave Mainz in 2008 and make the switch to Borussia Dortmund, where they won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012.
In eight seasons at Dortmund, Subotic made 192 Bundesliga appearances and scored 15 goals.
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