When the trio announced Klopp’s decision to leave the club back in April, Watzke and Zorc looked like they were headed to a funeralso close was their relationship.
The relationship between Klopp and Dortmund’s leaders, namely CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke and sporting director Michael Zorc, however, should have Dortmund fans rest easy.
Jason Humphreys wrote for the blog Englische Woche (via the Guardian):
The Premier League clubs’ inflated spending power,thanks to the latest TV deal, has made them dangerous admirers.
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German football expert Raphael HonigsteintoldtalkSPORT: “There may be a few [Dortmund] players who arent playing at the moment who can see themselves in the Premier League and will be tempted.”
Dortmund’s fans, however, would be forgiven for having some reservations about their former hero now coaching in the Premier League.
While it looks unlikely that star players will leave for a reunion with Klopp anytime soon, Dortmund could lose a coach to Liverpool. New managers/head coaches get to bring in players they’re already familiar with as “welcome gifts” all the time.
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Dortmund’s official Twitter account sent the club’s best wishes Klopp’s way with a humorous nod to Liverpool’s most famous sons.
With the team struggling after relegation following a disappointing last season, however, chances are Dortmund wouldn’t put a spoke in Wagner’s wheel.. It isnt just the inflated transfer fees that make their advances impossible to ignore, but the personal terms on the table are often astronomical enough to turn the heads of most players.
Dortmund’s supporters, however, need not worry.
This year’s summer transfer window saw the Bundesliga sell players to English clubs for a total value of more than 200 million,according toTransfermarkt.de.
Klopp himself got then-19-year-old defender Neven Subotic to join him in Dortmund from Mainz 05.
It would leave Dortmund’s “Zwote,” as the locals call the team that currently plays in Germany’s fourth division, the Regionalliga, without their longtime coach.
For one, Liverpool isn’t a real step-up from Dortmund. New BVB head coach Thomas Tuchel remembered Park Joo-ho when he needed another left-back late in the summer window.Brendan Rodgers, Klopp’s predecessor at Anfield Road, made midfielder Joe Allen his second signing for the club after he had coached the Wales international at Swansea.
Laurie Whitwell reported for the Daily Mailthat David Wagner, head coach of Borussia’s under-23 outfit, might be headed to Liverpool as part of the backroom staff.
Jurgen Klopp, “the Normal One,” has taken Liverpool by storm with his introductory press conference on Friday, as Bleacher Report’s Liverpool correspondent Matt Ladsonreports.
It was a showcase of the charisma and positive energy the supporters of Borussia Dortmund had come to love during Klopp’s highly successful seven-year tenure at the Westfalenstadion.
It’s one thing to attract a player like Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim. And many of them will adopt Liverpool FC as “their” English club.
The three of them were generally inseparable during Klopp’s time at the helm, making every major sporting decision dependent on unanimous vote. In the last five years, Liverpool made the Champions League as often as Dortmund missed itjust once. It’s an entirely different thing to get world-class players like Mats Hummels, Marco Reus or Ilkay Gundogan in, around whom much of the speculation over the next few months undoubtedly will revolve.
The trump-card Klopp won’t be enough, as big-money moves to even bigger clubs would always be on the cards for these special talents.
A player leaving Dortmund for Klopp’s Liverpool wouldn’t exactly be unthinkable. Despite the atmosphere of departure Klopp’s arrival at Liverpool has already created, there’s a lot of ground to make up to compete with the likes of both Manchester clubs, Arsenal or struggling champions Chelsea.
It stands to reason that Klopp won’t want to jeopardise his friendship with the two and his standing in Dortmund, where he’s still revered, over transfer dealings.
If that’s the only departure to Liverpool, Dortmund’s supporters will keep loving Jurgen Klopp
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