Liverpool transfers: Jurgen Klopp runs rule over Robert Lewandowski
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp discusses Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski
Jurgen Klopp says he relished transforming Liverpool target Robert Lewandowski into a world-class striker.
According to the Sunday Mirror, Liverpool are weighing up a move for the Bayern Munich and Poland striker to bolster their attacking options under Klopp.
The will to improve is the most important thing for a Klopp player. Character
Pep Guardiola reportedly doesn’t see Lewandowski as part of his long-term plans despite the striker scoring 12 times in seven games, including 14 goals in five outings for club and country.
And Klopp, who signed a three-year deal with the Merseyside outfit on Thursday, explained how he likes to turn young talents into top-class players.
“The biggest satisfaction you can get is when you take a player [Lewandowski] from Poland, from a small club and watch him playing today,” Klopp said.
“The difference between that player and the player he is today is unbelievable. I’m not self-confident enough to think I have had the only role in his development, but of course I did play a big part.
“We all know the best players of today. Tomorrow we don’t know, so we can work for this. The will to improve is the most important thing for a Klopp player. Character.
“When I manage a club, each young player should smile because the chance is bigger for them than it ever was. The door is pretty wide open and I don’t care about experience. Experience is an important point, but not the most important.
“Of course if a player is on a top level already and you can hold this for two or three years, then everything is perfect. But the young guns are very interesting. That’s what I enjoy doing.”
Lewandowski controversially swapped Dortmund for Bayern in the summer of 2014 in a free transfer.
The Polish striker won two Bundesliga titles, two German Cup and finished as a Champions League runner-up in 2013.
Liverpool signed Christian Benteke in a $32.5m deal from Aston Villa in the summer transfer window.