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

Jurgen Klopp

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.

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