Jurgen Klopp is eyeing up a deal to bring Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin back to Anfield, according to the Mirror.
The new Liverpool manager has only been in charge for a week but is already making plans to re-build his new squad, starting off by raiding his former club.
Is Sahin back for good?
Many Premier League fans around the world will already know that Sahin has had a previous spell at Liverpool back in the 2012/13 season, and those same fans around the world will also know that it didn’t go so well for the Turkish international.
Whilst on loan from Real Madrid, he made only seven league appearances, scoring one goal. However he was again loaned out the following two seasons to his boyhood club Dortmund, where his form shone through as he made 66 appearances for the Germans in all competitions.
This two-year spell happened to be under Klopp himself, so the two know each other well, and the German manager knows how to get the best out of him, so a permanent move could be on.
Old friends to reunite?
Klopp has had the opportunity to assess his new squad after his first game in charge saw a 0-0 draw away at Tottenham, and then last night that saw a disappointing 1-1 stalemate at home to Rubin Kazan in the Europa League group stage.
Liverpool’s wait for a quality midfielder could be over if Klopp decides to raid his former club as his first piece of transfer business, and it wouldn’t be a bad signing either, as Sahin has shown his quality in Dortmund, whom he has won silverware with. Just what The Reds need.
The 27-year-old knows he would be guaranteed first team football at Anfield and has worked under Klopp before, so would be happy to do so again. He possesses great ability to pick out a pass that is accompanied with great vision, as well as an eye for goal, so he may well be the perfect man to partner Jordan Henderson in midfield on Merseyside, and begin the transformation of Liverpool for good.