Jakub Blaszczykowski, the Polish winger who made a splash at this summer's Euros, may be on his way to Liverpool, if German outlet Bild are to be believed. The 30-year-old has spent the last season on loan with Fiorentina, but before that, he was an important part of Klopp's back-to-back Bundesliga winning Dortmund side in 2011 and 2012.
With the exit of Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe on the horizon, Blaszczykowski has emerged as a replacement, reportedly for a fee of about £6m. At that price, the transfer is worth looking into, with a couple caveats. While his stock has risen in the wake of such a lively and impressive performance in France this summer, the Polish international has a history of difficult injuries, most recently a knee injury sustained about eighteen months ago that he's struggled to overcome. That, coupled with his age, makes that £6m price tag look a little less like a steal.
It seems clear that Blaszczykowski is no longer in Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel’s plans, and that a move out of the Bundesliga may be in the cards for him before the summer transfer window closes. However, it's unlikely, though not impossible, that the player will end up at Liverpool. This one looks like another case of people trying to make the Klopp-Dortmund connection happen.
The rumor would have to firm up considerably before this writer would be compelled to learn how to spell Blaszczykowski correctly.