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Ex-Jurgen Klopp protégé in line to become coach’s first signing at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s former star at Borussia Dortmund, Kevin Grosskreutz, could be in line to become the German coach’s first signing at Liverpool.

According to reports, Klopp is eyeing his compatriot ahead of the January transfer window as he looks to stamp his own identity on the Reds’ squad.

The two men enjoyed great success together in Dortmund, where Klopp signed the wideman from Rot Weiss Ahlen in 2009, only one year after himself taking the reigns at the Westfalenstadion.

According to the Mirror, Klopp is planning to move for Grosskreutz again, and is keen to sign the versatile international during the January transfer window.

The 27-year-old moved to Galatasaray earlier this year, but he has failed to impress in Turkey—due to an administrative error that has prevented him from playing for the Super Lig giants.

However, Klopp could be set to liberate Grosskreutz from his Istanbul misery and the utility man—who won two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund and the 2014 World Cup with Germany—would bring considerable Champions League experience to Anfield.

Primarily a left winger, Grosskreutz can play on the opposite flank or as a right full-back.

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