At the time of writing, Liverpool supporters inside the Football Transfer Tavern were still patiently waiting for the official club announcement that Jurgen Klopp will be the new Reds manager.
An outstanding appointment on the face of it, Liverpool will represent the German manager’s first job outside his homeland and with the Reds currently in 10th place but just four points of joint second and third teams Arsenal and Manchester United right now, he’s inheriting a side that aren’t in total disaster.
That said, Liverpool aren’t firing on all cylinders either after Brendan Rodgers’ mediocre start to the season but in somebody like Klopp, surely the charismatic German is someone who can breed new life and a new mentality into the Reds’ dressing room.
With Liverpool’s awful record in the transfer market being a feature of Rodgers’ tenure, naturally many Liverpool fans believe that with Klopp’s appointment, the usually shrewd boss can improve the Reds’ fortunes with some smart purchases in January.
Moreover, with Klopp having built up such a rapport with the likes of Mats Hummels, Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus at former club Borussia Dortmund, maybe the appointment puts the Reds at an advantage of potentially signing these players over the next few transfer windows.
Only time will tell on that front of course but in the meantime, we’ve devised a list of five players who could end up following Neven Subotic – who has most recently been linked with a Liverpool switch – to Anfield in January.
Click on the image below to reveal the five players who could follow Neven Subotic to Liverpool in January.