Germany international reveals why he spoke to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp before summer transfer

Manchester City summer signing Ilkay Gundogan has revealed that he consulted Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp before making the move to the Premier League

During an interview with the Liverpool Echo, the 25-year-old stated that Klopp urged him to make the move and wished him all the best.

“Of course I talked to Jurgen Klopp. We discussed a few things and I asked if I would fit in the Premier League and he said ‘definitely, definitely yes’. He wishes me the best and me also for him,” Ilkay Gundogan told the Liverpool Echo.

“It’s going to be a big fight next season in the whole Premier League – not just Manchester City and United – when you see which managers and players are joining. I think there will be more in the next weeks.”

Gundogan missed out on Euro 2016 this summer after dislocating his knee during training. The injury also came close to costing him a move to the City this summer.

Jurgen Klopp signed the The 25-year-old from Nuremberg back in 2011. Gundogan helped the Bundesliga giants reach the 2013 Champions League final and win the league title. The Germany international provided seven assists and three goals in 40 appearances for Dortmund last season.

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