Close advisor urges Jurgen Klopp to sign 26-year-old World Cup star

Jurgen Klopp has been urged to sign South Korea goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo as a replacement for Loris Karius by one of his close advisors.

Liverpool are reportedly in the market for a new first-choice goalkeeper and have been heavily linked with Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Roma’s Alisson. But Jorn Andersen has revealed that he told Klopp via a text message in December that he should closely monitor Cho’s progress in South Korea.

Cho was expected to be South Korea’s back-up option at the World Cup this summer but the 26-year-old ended up being one of the tournament’s surprise stars as he impressed in all three group games against Germany, Mexico and Sweden.

Andersen, meanwhile, is a close friend of Klopp following their time together as players at Eintracht Frankfurt and still remains in contact with the Liverpool manager.

When he was in charge at Mainz, Klopp signed Blaise Nkufo and Sven Christ after personally asking Andersen for his recommendations.

‘He has listened to me before, so it would be nice if he does it again,’  Andersen said in an interview with Dagbladet. ‘I am convinced that Cho Hyun-woo will be a good choice for Liverpool.

‘I do not think Klopp will continue with Karius, I think Liverpool will pick up a new goalkeeper after the World Cup.

‘Not only because of what happened in the Champions League final, simply because he must have someone who is better than he has. ‘And I’m sitting with the feeling that Cho can end up in Liverpool. He was very good for South Korea in the three matches he played at the World Cup.’