In 2010, Jurgen Klopp brought a little-known Polish striker to Borussia Dortmund for around $5 million.
That striker was Robert Lewandowski.
Under Klopp’s guidance, Lewandowski became an elite player, and is currently on a tear as the most prolific goalscorer in the world. While both manager and player have moved on to new clubs, Klopp is looking forward to finding the “new Robert Lewandowski” at Liverpool.
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The newly appointed Reds’ boss recently attended a U18 match of Liverpool’s youth side, and said the door is “wide open” for young players to work their way into the first team.
The young guns are very interesting.
When I manage a club each young player should smile because their chance is bigger than it ever was.
The door is pretty wide open and I don’t care so much about experience. Of course experience is an important point, but not the most important for me.
While it would be a miracle to find a player of Lewandowski’s caliber, Klopp is known for getting the best out of young talent.
Despite the fact that Liverpool has spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past few summer on transfers, Klopp has already stated that the club is a bit aways from challenging for the Premier League title. As the season progresses, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see some new faces from the academy make some first-team appearances.