After less than a week of magical umlauts, Jürgen Klopp is Liverpool manager. It's fantastic and fun, maybe even as cool as the new man in charge, but nothing is complete without pure and unsubstantiated speculation. Now rumour mongering may actually transform into credible transfer moves later on, but mostly such whispers or rumblings are nothing more than an attempt to attract the attention of eager fans.
However, what may have previously been impossible could very well be possible with Herr Klopp in charge at Anfield. Even the whisker of a chance of securing a cherished transfer target may turn into something fruitful. If Liverpool could attract a manager who would rightly be considered by Europe's leading lights, why can't that be replicated with a player?
Well, the trusty Daily Express points to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo as the source of this latest round of transfer offerings that offer a repeat prescription of the unlikely becoming reality. Marco Reus and İlkay Gündoğan. Yes, Marco Reus and İlkay Gündoğan. Reus. Gündoğan. To reunite with Klopp. At Liverpool. Instead of going to Barcelona. Many laughs were had by all on a pleasant day that was accompanied by a gentle south-westerly breeze. What japes we had.
Barcelona apparently want the pair but fear that Liverpool could snake them by using Jürgen Klopp as some sort of former player charm. Does this look more ridiculous than the random comments across the internet claiming that you can make lots of money from home if you just only click on this useless link? Barcelona's transfer ban ends in January when Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan will be finally cleared by FIFA to play for the La Liga, Copa del Rey, and Champions League winners. They've already made signings in midfield and wide positions, but Lionel Messi may be unavailable for various reasons.
It's not inconceivable to think that the 48-year-old managerial rock star would like to sign some of his best players from Borussia Dortmund in January or next summer. They might not be available or may have more attractive options, but if they're prepared to leave Thomas Tuchel's side then Liverpool might try to see what FSG's money can buy.Bundesliga players are going to be linked to anyway in terms of transfer rumours considering that a lot of them know the power of Klopp to take them to the top.
It's almost certain that a "Mats Hummels to Liverpool EXCLUSIVE" rumour is going to pop up at some time, which is cruel, as our koala-loving soldier Mamadou Sakho and handsome Hummels would make delightful defensive duo. The prospect of Marco Reus linking up with Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho, and Roberto Firmino would cause Liverpool fans to self-immolate. Adding Gündoğan to the midfield would probably cheer up even Tony Evans, such is the transformational power of umlauts when combined with Liverpool.
The purpose of all these rumours is for fans to flock like big clubs would to Klopp. It's only natural! Still, the rumours will intensify over the next few weeks as they should—these are things that happen. Whether they're baseless or not, we can have a laugh in the knowledge that Liverpool have already made the most important signing in Jürgen Klopp.