Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has dismissed reports claiming Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will bring some of his former players to Anfield.
There have been rumours in recent days saying Klopp could look to raid the Bundesliga giants in the near future, in order to strengthen his Reds squad.
Watzke has vehemently denied this, however, saying the 48-year-old would never want to “damage” his former employers with illicit approaches.
“Jurgen would never do anything that would damage BVB’s interests,” Watzke told Bild am Sonntag.
“I am 100 percent certain about that. He would never approach any players behind our back.
“We are simply too close for things like that to happen. We have been through too much together.”
On the topic of Klopp and Liverpool, Watzke firmly believes the hugely popular German has every chance of bringing the glory days back to Merseyside during his tenure.
“This is a great move for both Jurgen and Liverpool. He can get them back to greatness,” he continued.
“We don’t even have to talk about that.
“I am convinced that he will be as successful at Liverpool as he was at Dortmund.”
Klopp signed a three-year contract at Liverpool on Thursday, and news of his arrival has been met with resounding joy by Reds supporters across the globe.