Jurgen Klopp wants Nuri Şahin back at Anfield. At least, that’s what media reports are saying – whether or not they’re true or not is another thing.
Turkish outlet are AMK reporting that Liverpool could re-sign the midfielder in what would be a double reunion. Şahin played at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers until January 2013. It was a disastrous spell for both parties to the point that the player commented later:
“thank God I have left Brendan Rodgers.”
As far as Rodgers is going this is pretty damning. Klopp himself recognized that Şahin was being played put of position.
“It was the wrong position [for Sahin to play]. If you are a No. 8 or 6 and you have to as a No. 9 or 10 – it’s not possible.
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“For some guys of course it’s possible, but Nuri’s a brilliant player – not nine-and-a-half and not 10 – and I don’t know why Brendan Rodgers would do this.”
Şahin’s discontent at Liverpool ends with Brendan Rodgers however. He has professed affection for Liverpool saying:
“I was only there for three-and-a-half, four months,” he said earlier this year.
“It was a short but very nice time. I cannot say anything bad about this club. It was my desire to go back to Borussia.
“What I will never forget is the training ground. [As a] club Liverpool is great.
“Even if they have not won a major title since 2005, it is an extremely well-organised team.”
With Şahin playing second fiddle to Julian Weigl it is possible that a move could be on the cards and where better than to his former manager?
It is no doubt that a double-pivot featuring Emre Can and Nuri Şahin would have the women in the stadium swooning but they’d also get the team working in ways not seen since Alonso and Mascherano loped around Anfield.
The likelihood of this move is questionable but you have my personal assurance that if the Turk arrives at Anfield you can set your sights higher than Champions League football.
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