Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits that not signing Tottenham Hotspur star Son-Heung-Min was one of the big mistakes in his life. Son had caught Klopp’s eyes when he was playing for Bundesliga club Hamburg while Klopp was managing Borussia Dortmund. Son scored 12 goals in 34 games across all competitions in the 2012-2013 season. Klopp thought that he’d fit in his Dortmund squad.
However, Son left and joined Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2013 and Klopp couldn’t sign the south Korean wringer which still haunts him. Klopp and Son both left for their respective Premier League sides Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. But the German manager still regrets that he couldn’t get to manage Son.
‘One of the big mistakes in my life that I didn’t sign him’: Jurgen Klopp
Reflecting back, Klopp spoke on the 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.”
According to Son, the reason he chose Bayer Leverkusen over Brossia Dortmund is that he’d get more playing time at Leverkusen than Dortmund. However, recent reports suggest that Son might be looking for a challenge away from Spurs. This could be a chance for Klopp to finally sign the player he admires.
Son is currently one of the best winger in the Premier League known for his pace, dribbling skills, and ice-cold finishing. However, he hasn’t won any major trophies with Spurs which might be the best reason for him to choose another team.
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