This is one of the more intriguing transfer rumours we’ve heard so far this summer…
Turkish publication AMK claim that Jurgen Klopp is keen on bringing his former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin to Liverpool.
Their story suggests the 27-year-old, formerly on loan at Liverpool of course, is surplus to requirements under Thomas Tuchel in Germany, and Klopp is interested in bringing him back to Merseyside.
Brendan Rodgers signed Sahin on loan from Real Madrid back in 2012/13, but his temporary deal was cut short after falling out of favour. For some reason, Rodgers insisted on deploying Sahin as a no.10, despite the fact he’s always been a deeplying playmaker used at the base of midfield. Sahin scored three goals in 12 matches, but left inharmoniously, criticising Rodgers for the way he was treated.
Under Klopp though, Sahin was voted Bundesliga Player of the Year in 2010/11, an unbelievable achievement considering he was only 21. He’s played his best football under our current boss, who brought him through Dortmund’s youth ranks and relied on him plenty in his first title winning campaign.
Liverpool lack a midfielder who can sit deep and control tempo bar Joe Allen, but the Welshman hasn’t signed a new contract and could leave this summer. If he does, Sahin would be a decent replacement, and a potentially brilliant one if he can replicate his early Dortmund form under Klopp.