When Liverpool brought in Jurgen Klopp, the German’s arrival set pulses racing at Anfield – the potential to tap into the Bundesliga being an obvious incentive.
And it seems Klopp’s reputation among German players could play a massive part in the club’s recruitment drive this summer.
Highly-rated Koln full-back, Jonas Hector is in line to start for Germany during the EURO’s and has been linked with a move to Anfield recently.
And while the 25-year-old is keen to keep his head down and focus on having a good tournament and finishing the season strongly for his club, a phone call from Klopp could make all the difference.
Speaking in an interview with Eurosport, as per the Liverpool Echo, Hector said: “You always have to consider whether you are ready to take the next step. But at the moment I am not thinking about it.”
“I think what we have to do at FC Koln is enough. I also have with the national team a big tournament ahead of us.”
However, one the left-back was pushed for a comment on whether a conversation with Klopp could change his mind, Hector added: “Then I would start to think about it.”
Hector may have only made 10 appearances for the national side, but Alex Richards of the Mirror claims he has mastered the Bundesliga due to his qualitites in both attack and defence.