Liverpool fans have been treated to one of the best seasons they’ve had in recent memory so far this campaign, and it could be set to get better with a new signing or two. However, the Anfield Press have claimed that Jurgen Klopp has sent a scout to watch Ciro Immobile for Lazio against Napoli, and the fans are far from buzzing.
TRANSFER NEWS – Liverpool have sent a scout out to Italy to watch Ciro Immobile play for Lazio against Napoli on Sunday.
— Anfield Press (@AnfieldPress) January 16, 2019
Ciro Immobile has formerly played under Jurgen Klopp, having signed under German in summer 2014 when he left Torino for Borussia Dortmund, however, after his first full season at the club ended in disappointment as he netted just ten times in all competition, with only three of those coming in the Bundesliga, despite the fact he made 24 appearances in the German domestic league.
After that ill-fated spell with Dortmund, the striker spent six months on-loan to Sevilla before signing for the Spanish club permanently. Things have never been great for the Italian outside of his native country, and whilst his current form at Lazio is enough to make you stand up and notice him, it would be worth remembering that things haven’t always been rosy for the 28-year-old goal-getter.
You can read the Kopites’ thoughts on the Immobile rumours here:
Klopp doesn't like working with ex's. Won't happen.
— Damien Martin (@deemartin67) January 16, 2019
Klopp signed him at Dortmund and he flopped, don’t want him but he has an amazing name
— Sancho (@ShahRahman1712) January 16, 2019
Dont want him, no thanks!
— ekteliverpool (@ektelfc_petter) January 16, 2019
He let klopp down massively in his final yr at dortmund. No chance
— shane farrell (@holidaestyles) January 16, 2019
Klopp didn’t like him at Dortmund why would he now?
— LovrenOnTheLash (@NoLookFirmino9) January 16, 2019
Won't happen. Klopp and immobile is a no bueno
— ox in the box (@allezlesrouges_) January 16, 2019
Lazy. No pace.
— LFCFF (@BossTha02) January 16, 2019
That never happened
— Rob (@RN1LFC) January 16, 2019
The Reds are keen to avoid signing Immobile and would much rather look to bring in someone younger who fits Klopp’s system more.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!