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Champions League reforms are “lesser of the two evils” – Ilkay Gundogan

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 4, 2019: Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan during the FA Community Shield match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Man City were “left behind” by standard-bearers Liverpool

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 4, 2019: Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan with the trophy after the penalty shoot out to decide the FA Community Shield match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium. Manchester City won 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ilkay Gundogan admits it would only be “fair” to hand Liverpool the title

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 21, 2017: Manchester Cityís Leroy Sane during the FA Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

Man City duo admit they both turned down Liverpool moves in 2016

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka - Picture by: John Walton / EMPICS Sport

Rumour Mill: Liverpool to miss out on Granit Xhaka & Ilkay Gundogan

Rumoured to be on Jurgen Klopp’s list of midfield targets for the summer, Ilkay Gundogan and Granit Xhaka could both be headed elsewhere.

14.10.2011, Weserstadion, Bremen, GER, 1.FBL, Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund, im Bild Ilkay G¸ndogan / Guendogan (Dortmund #21)..// during the match Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund on 2011/10/14, Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany..EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Frisch ****** out of GER / CRO / BEL ******

Rumour Mill: Ilkay Gundogan ‘won’t extend’ Dortmund contract

Ilkay Gundogan is believed to have told Borussia Dortmund that he does not intend to extend his contract, with Liverpool among the clubs interested in signing the midfielder.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 21, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp after the 4-1 victory over Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“No conflict” with Klopp being interested in our players, claims Dortmund owner

There would not be an issue with Jurgen Klopp discussing moves for his former Borussia Dortmund players, according to owner Hans-Joachim Watzke.

14.10.2011, Weserstadion, Bremen, GER, 1.FBL, Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund, im Bild Ilkay G¸ndogan / Guendogan (Dortmund #21)..// during the match Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund on 2011/10/14, Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany..EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Frisch ****** out of GER / CRO / BEL ******

Ilkay Gundogan comments on Liverpool rumours, FSG at Anfield, Coutinho warned off Barca

In the buildup to Jurgen Klopp’s Wednesday press conference we round up the pick of the morning’s news, including updates on Ilkay Gundogan.

05.11.2011, Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, GER, 1. FBL, Borussia Dortmund vs. VfL Wolfsburg, im Bild Jubel Dortmund nach dem 3-1 durch Sven Bender (#22 Dortmund) // during Borussia Dortmund vs. VfL Wolfsburg at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, GER, 2011-11-05. EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Kurth ****** out of GER / CRO / BEL ******

Assessing Jürgen Klopp’s standout transfers at Borussia Dortmund

With Liverpool linked with big-name signings under Jürgen Klopp, we look at how he performed in the transfer market at Borussia Dortmund.

10.04.2011, BayArena, Leverkusen, GER, 1. FBL, Bayer Leverkusen vs FC St. Pauli, 29. Spieltag, im Bild: Torjubel / Jubel nach dem 2:1 durch Lars Bender (Leverkusen #8). Markus Thorandt (St. Pauli #16) im Hintergrund entaeuscht / entäuscht EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Mueller ****** out of GER / SWE / CRO / BEL ******

German Revolution: Scouting 5 Germans who would fit in at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp’s knowledge of the German market can prove invaluable at Liverpool, if he and his staff move for familiar faces in the future.