And although the Reds boss spent the latter part of his career in the back, he started out as a striker and when he retired from the game in 2005, he did so as Mainz’s top scorer, scoring 56 times in all competitions.
And it looks like Reds fans have found a solution after their failed attempt to land striker Timo Werner.
Liverpool have been closely linked to RB Leipzig striker in recent months, who has a £ 52 million release clause in his contract which expires in June.
However, ECHO recently revealed that the Reds had not had discussions with RB regarding a deal for Werner in the next transfer window.
And now it looks like Chelsea are getting closer to signing the German after being ahead of the Reds in the queue.
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Sources said in football.london that there is now a “high probability” that Frank Lampard’s team will activate the striker’s release clause of 55 million euros before its expiration on June 15.
While Bild reported last week that a deal has been reached and Werner will sign a five-year deal worth 10 million euros a year.
But it looks like Liverpool already has the perfect replacement if one of their three prolific fronts gets injured anytime soon.
Klopp took over management of Mainz in 2001 after ending his playing days with the club, and comfortably removed them from relegation before finishing fourth in Bundesliga II a season later.
He then moved to Borussia Dortmund where he won two Bundesliga and one German Cup, before joining Liverpool in October 2015 and guiding them to the glory of the Champions League last season.
Klopp’s team currently has a 25-point lead at the top of the standings and is only two victories away from being crowned league champion for the first time in 30 years.
The Reds are back in the Premier League on Sunday June 21 against Everton at Goodison Park.