Liverpool made favourites to sign Germany star this summer

Liverpool are the 3/1 favourites to sign Jonas Hector from Cologne this summer, according to the bookies

Liverpool have been installed as the favourites to sign Jonas Hector from Cologne this summer, according to bookmakers BetStars.

The Reds are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings as Jurgen Klopp prepares for his first full season in charge at Anfield.

Klopp is looking to build a squad capable of challenging for a top four finish in the Premier League next term after the Reds missed out on a spot in next season’s Champions League following their eighth place finish.

Twenty-six-year-old defender Hector has caught the eye for Germany at Euro 2016.

And BetStars have now placed Liverpool as the 3/1 favourites to sign the defender in the summer transfer window, with Klopp said to be a keen admirer of the player.

Ian Marmion, trading director of BetStars said: “After two impressive performances as part of a Germany team that is yet to concede a goal at Euro 2016, we’ve seen a bit of money come in for left-back Jonas Hector to sign for Liverpool.

“Rumours suggest Jurgen Klopp is looking to shore up his defence this summer and as a result the man they call ‘Mr. Reliable’ is now 3/1 to head to Anfield this summer.”

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Klopp was appointed as Brendan Rodgers’ permanent successor at Liverpool back in October following the Northern Irishman’s sacking.

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