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Jürgen Klopp:
Mats Hummels is the best German centre-back

By Rune Gjerulff

Jürgen Klopp believes Mats Hummels is the best German centre-back.

Jürgen Klopp.
Jürgen Klopp.Photo: Paul Robinson/Creative Commons/CC-by-SA 2.0

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says he considers Mats Hummels the best German central defender.

Klopp used to work with Hummels at Borussia Dortmund and is pleased that the 30-year-old has returned to Signal Iduna Park from Bayern München.


"He's the best German centre-back. I'm happy about his return to Dortmund. He just fits in there," Klopp told reporters and added:

"We have always stayed in contact. He's a natural leader, but not always easy to get along with."

Hummels left Dortmund to join Bayern München in 2016, but was recently brought back by BVB.


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