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“Everyone knows”- Manchester City star gives verdict on potential Jurgen Klopp reunion at Liverpool

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Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan has ruled out the possibility of ever joining Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool

Manchester City captain and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, while speaking to German magazine Kicker (h/t Liverpool Echo) has ruled out any possibility of joining his former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

Gundogan, who played under Klopp for four seasons at Borussia Dortmund only has respect and admiration for his fellow compatriot but believes that he does not see any potential move to Liverpool happening, considering his contract expires next summer (Transfermarkt).

“I think I can rule out that happening.

Everyone knows how much I like and appreciate Kloppo.

But I’ve been at City for a few years now. And now as City captain to rival Liverpool? No, I can not imagine [it].”

Jurgen Klopp with Ilkay Gundogan during their time together at Borussia Dortmund. (Photo: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp with Ilkay Gundogan during their time together at Borussia Dortmund. (Photo: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Gundogan left the Bundesliga for the Premier League around the same time as Klopp but by joining Pep Guardiola as his first signing with Manchester City in 2016.

Over the years, he has become a trusted player that the Spaniard often goes to when the team is struggling and has shown his capabilities of playing in different positions as required by the team.

He was deservedly made the captain of the team, once Fernandinho left the club this summer and although there have no concrete details on the player’s contract extension, it would be foolish to think that unless the player wants a new challenge, our rivals would be more than happy to retain his services.

Jurgen Klopp interacts with Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp interacts with Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

In any manner, it would be a shock if Gundogan changes allegiances and joins Klopp considering Liverpool and Manchester City have been rivals for the past seasons and have had numerous engaging encounters.

If the player decides to leave the league, he would have everything there is to win in England with four Premier League titles, the FA Cup and four League Cups and was instrumental in last season’s final game against Aston Villa, which clinched the league title away from us.

Ideally, the memory is still fresh in our minds to be able to even fathom that the German could join Liverpool as it would be too much to take for the fans and the player despite the ilk of the player.

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Gundogan has clearly stated that his admiration for Klopp could never persuade him to join his current club’s rivals and rightly so, after having established a wonderful career in the league with Manchester City.