Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be out in full force this summer transfer window to fix his ailing squad and it is understood the Reds have been linked with three players from the same Bundesliga club already.

Reports in England have claimed Klopp, who managed Borussia Dortmund before joining Liverpool last season, is eyeing up three players on the Schalke team, with Sead Kolasinac, Max Meyer and Leon Goretzka all of interest.

However, Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel has dismissed the report, as he insisted that he enjoys a close relationship with Klopp and if he is unaware of such interest, then it is mere speculation.

“I happen to know some guy in Liverpool quite well,” Heidel told RevierSport.

“Jurgen and I have such a good relationship that I have always been in the loop on everything. This time I do not know anything. That means the English media knows nothing either.

“I do not know who the Liverpool scouts are monitoring. Not even Klopp always knows what they are up to.”

Liverpool plucked Joel Matip from Schalke last season on a free transfer and the Cameroonian defender has been impressive for Klopp’s side this term and even turned down the chance of representing his country at this year’s African Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon where the Indomitable Lions emerged as eventual champions.

The Reds meanwhile return to Premier League action on May 1 when the face Watford at Vicarage Road as they hope to seal automatic Champions League qualification this term.


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