According to Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, he will not just look to the German Bundesliga this summer as he looks to add depth to the squad he inherited from Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool.
The former Borussia Dortmund trainer is expected to make a move for Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Mario Gotze, and has already secured the services of Schalke centre-back Joel Matip on a free transfer.
Add to this the fact that the Reds are being heavily linked with a move for Cologne left-back Jonas Hector and that is already three Bundesliga players on their way to Anfield.
Klopp told SPORT1: “We see in Germany that clubs need to be afraid but I think not.
“I do not think that Liverpool has become more interesting for German players through me.
“If we have an interest in a player we don’t require him because he’s German or plays in Germany.
“That would be nonsense. We look but not only in the Bundesliga.
“In fact we are really global at the start. It is much more important not where the player comes from, but that it is the right player for us.”
Klopp also went on to talk about the prospect of playing his former club Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarter-final first leg this coming Thursday night.
“To get this draw is absolutely amazing. The atmosphere in the two games against Dortmund will set new standards,” he added.
“It makes sense that we play against Dortmund two times. It’s better than in the final.
“I don’t think that Dortmund was too happy with the draw as we are a dangerous opponent.
“I don’t need a special introduction in the stadium and I will celebrate a Liverpool goal.
“Mats (Hummels) described it perfectly. We will welcome each other 100%. We will say goodbye 100%.
“Between that we will annoy each other. That describes it perfectly.”
If Liverpool can come away with a away goal and not lose by more than a solitary goal at the Signal Iduna Park, the stage will be set for an epic return leg at Anfield, the likes of which we have not seen for years.