Lazio striker Ciro Immobile has admitted that he wished he was at the peak of his powers when Jurgen Klopp was his manager during their time together at Borussia Dortmund.
Speaking to Lazio Style Radio via Goal, the leading goalscorer in this season’s Serie A revealed that he believes he met Klopp at the wrong time in both of their careers when the German manager signed the Italian international for the Bundesliga club in 2014, with Immobile leaving after only just a season.
Klopp has already admitted his admiration for Lazio this season as per the report, who have crept into the Scudetto title race after going unbeaten since September and being spearheaded by Immobile, who is currently the top goalscorer in Europe’s top-five leagues with 26 goals as stats from Transfermarkt show, and the Italian wishes he had the chance to show the Liverpool manager what his real form looked like.
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Immobile said when asked about Klopp’s glowing praise of Lazio: “I was pleased to hear his kind words. We met at the wrong time in our careers at Borussia Dortmund and I wish he’d been able to work with the real Ciro. Despite that, we were still able to win the DFB-Supercup.”
With Immobile’s agent, Alessandro Moggi, claiming to TuttoMercatoWeb that his star client is ‘the best striker in Europe’, it is interesting to see how much the Italian striker and Klopp have both changed since their days at Dortmund.
The 30-year-old attacker has developed into one of the most fearless and prolific strikers in all of Europe with an exciting Lazio side, whilst as we know with Klopp, has taken Liverpool to dizzying heights over the past few years, and it would be interesting to see what the duo could produce together if their paths once again crossed in their peak.