Jürgen Klopp has firmly established himself as the very best manager in world football. The German has coached his fair share of superstars, many of them at Liverpool. Ciro Immobile has expressed his regret that he met Jürgen Klopp at the ‘wrong time’.

Ciro Immobile has discussed his disappointment at meeting Jürgen Klopp at 'the wrong time'.

Ciro Immobile has discussed his disappointment at meeting Jürgen Klopp at ‘the wrong time’. (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

Immobile has long had the potential to be one of the top strikers in Europe. The 30-year-old has had a journeyed career which has seen spells at Juventus, Torino, Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund.

This has been a vintage year for the Italian striker with Immobile having netted 27 goals in 24 starts in Serie A.

However, he hasn’t always been so prolific. Whilst at Borussia Dortmund the Italian managed just three goals in a disastrous spell in Germany.

It is safe to say that the forward failed to live up to his billing when he arrived in Dortmund to fill the shoes of Robert Lewandowski.

Speaking to Lazio Style Radio (via Goal), Immobile expressed his regret about his time with Klopp, saying:

 

“I was pleased to hear [Klopp’s] kind words. We met at the wrong time in our careers at Borussia Dortmund and I wish he’d been able to work with the real Ciro. Despite that, we were still able to win the DFB-Supercup.”

What RTK has to say

This Ciro Immobile under Jürgen Klopp would be an enticing prospect.

The determined striker has an eye for a through ball and is excellent at holding play up. He would provide another dimension to the already deadly Liverpool attack.

Unfortunately, his comments were not in the interest of angling for a move to Anfield, though his words do help illustrate just how gigantic Jürgen Klopp is in football – players are desperate to impress him.

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