Niklas Süle – Jürgen Klopp’s next signing? 

Niklas Süle (born in Frankfurt, Germany 3 September 1995) is a central defender who took part in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer, when Germany lost to Brazil in the final and won the silver medals. He made his first full national team debut this autumn in a friendly against Finland. In his senior career, Süle has by now played 86 games for Hoffenheim in Bundesliga 1 and scored five goals. 

With his height of 1,92 m (6 ft 4 in) Nicklas Süle is also very good on the ball. He is quick and very good in the air. One fantastic talent, if I might say so.

With this height, he is very good in the air, and is so in both boxes. But Süle’s ball skills also makes him a capable passer of the ball. Long and short passes, very good assists from central midfield and also a very good long range shot. Ths central defender can both tackle, block, pass and dribble. I can see a Alan Hansen or a Mark Lawrenson in this player. Once again, may I add the best ever Norwegian centre back Rune Bratseth.

Bratseth was also a tall player very good on the ball: a world class centre back in the late 1980s and through the 1990s few British pundits recognize, because he never played in the English league system. Only in the German Bundesliga, where coaches are very good at creating defenders of a high standard. Players like Franz Beckenbauer, Karl-Heinz Förster, Jürgen Kohler, Klaus Augenthaler, Christian Ziege and so on are recognised and remembered and recognized in England because they are German citizens unlike Bratseth, who can compare to many of them. I don’t think former Liverpool centre backs like Daniel Agger and Sami Hyypiä can just as easily do the same.


According to Kopworld.net Süle has reportedly spurned interest from the Reds as well as Chelsea and Spurs in recent months to continue his development in the Bundesliga. But Klopp is said to see the twenty-one year old as a player worth pursuing and will go back in with another attempt to try and lure Sule to Anfield.

The fact that the German manager of ours take an interest just might make Niklas Süle change his mind about staying in a lowly Bundesliga club for much longer, as he has already made hs first full natonal debut, and will be certainly be picked by natonal team coach Joachim Löw for FIFA World Cup qualifying games as a consequence of this. His moving on to Melwood, Anfield and Liverpool will certainly speak well for him in the eyes of Löw.

So, what will happen if Niklas Süle is signed by Liverpool F.C. in January? I think it would spell the end of the Liverpool career of either Dejan Lovren or Mamadou Sakho by the end of this season or even as soon as in January 2017.

One thing is for certain: Niklas Süle will demand a good contract by any club that wants to sign him from Hoffenheim where he now plays, and Hoffenheim will certainly demand a good deal of money for his signature.

Written by @MagneLeoKarlsen

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