Borussia Dortmund: Klopp praises Hummels in the highest tones
"He is the best German central defender and I was looking forward to his return to Dortmund, it just fits," said the former BVB coach before the friendly match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC.
Even the decision of the Interior Preacher to turn his back on Dortmund after eight years and join FC Bayern can be traced back to the Liverpool coach. "For me it's a very logical story that in such a long career as Mats will have had in the end, he will die away for three years and go to a club where you can obviously win titles - and he comes on top of that, "said the 52-year-old.
After the BVB Mats Hummels had brought back from FC Bayern to Dortmund, welcomed him the bosses of Borussia as "best German central defender". The answer from Munich followed promptly: Bayern's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge taunted: "I am of the opinion that the best German central defender at Bayern plays and incidentally in the national team." He referred to Niklas Süle.