Hummels backs Klopp for Liverpool

BVB Dortmund captain Mats Hummels believes that Jurgen Klopp would achieve great success if he were to take over the reins at Liverpool.

Klopp is the favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers at the helm of the Reds, with the Ulsterman relieved of his duties following Sunday's 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby.

Having led Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles and a runners-up spot in the 2012/13 Champions League, Klopp certainly has the pedigree to take charge of a club such as Liverpool, and Hummels, who was brought to Dortmund by Klopp in 2009, believes that the German would be an assert to the Anfield outfit.

“There’s no doubt he’s a fantastic coach and when people put their mind to the question of ‘what does he do post-Dortmund?’ then clubs like Liverpool naturally come into the equation,” Hummels said ahead of Germany's Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.

“He eats, lives, breathes and thinks football day after day and is a fantastic addition to any team. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for him in his next venture.”

German national coach Joachim Low echoed Hummels' sentiments, stating: “I’m not really party to the negotiations but I do know talks are taking place. He’s had a fantastic, extraordinary time in Dortmund and created lots of emotions among the supporters.

“Looking from afar, there are comparisons you can make between Dortmund and Liverpool in terms of the supporter culture of both clubs. If they can work it out, he can be a great addition to any team.”

According to reports, Klopp is on the verge of agreeing a three-year-contract with the Reds that is worth in the region of £5million a year. The 48-year-old had said that he would be taking a sabbatical after leaving Dortmund at the end of last season, but Liverpool are confident of luring him back to management earlier than he had planned.