Klopp admits not signing Spurs star was one of the ‘big mistakes in his life’

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that not signing Son Heung-min when he was Borussia Dortmund boss is one of the 'big mistakes in his life.'

Klopp had caught wind of Son, who was making a name for himself in the Bundesliga, back in 2013 when he was at Hamburg. Son had racked up 12 goals in 34 games across all competitions in the 2012-13 season, and Klopp thought he'd be the ideal fit for his Dortmund side.

But Son had other ideas and opted to join Bayern Leverkusen instead in the summer of 2013, leaving Klopp devastated. And although they both went on to move to the Premier League in 2015, with Klopp heading to Liverpool, and Son to Tottenham, the German strategist still hasn't gotten over missing out on the South Korean winger.

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Reflecting on the situation, Klopp admitted to South Korean network KBS: "One of the big mistakes in my life was that I didn't sign him.

"Outstanding player. World-class player and one of the best strikers in the world. Yeah, you should be proud."

Sonalso spoke on why he rejected the chance to play under Klopp previously, and explained that he thought he'd get more playing time at Leverkusen as Dortmund used a rotation system, and at that stage of his career, the attacker demand regular football.

However, Klopp may get the chance to make his wish come true as recent reports suggest Son is seeking a new challenge away from Spurs.

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And the Reds are said to be plotting a sensational swoop for the 30-year-old with Tottenham reportedly open to offers, although PSG and Real Madrid also have eyes on him.

But Liverpool could gain an advantage over their European rivals if the sale of the club goes through after current owners Fenway Sports Group placed the Kop giants on the market for a reported £3.5billion on Monday.


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