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​Liverpool manager Klopp reveals Wagner chat over Kabak: Future captain material

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he spoke with his friend David Wagner about new signing Ozan Kabak.

Wagner is the former Schalke boss, and knows a lot about the quality and talent of Kabak.

The Reds have taken a gamble with the loan signing, and they retain an obligation to buy the 20-year-old in the summer.

"Dave was already very, very positive about him," Klopp told the club's official website.

"He came very young to Germany and everybody was clear he was a massive talent.

"He is only 20 now. He plays in his second club [in Germany]; he is at Schalke and unfortunately they are in a bad position in the moment.

"For him, I think it's a really good moment to make the move because, like each player in the world, you need a stable team around you and that's what we can deliver.

"We deliver a stable team and you can play your position, you don't have to be 20 with pretty much everything on the pitch and not allowed to make mistakes anymore.

"He's really a big, big talent and we are really looking forward to working with him."

Klopp added: "Dave always said he will be a future captain of a team. He is a proper personality.

"When you go abroad in that young age, to another country and play for other clubs, he could have played in Turkey in each club he wants. Goes then to Stuttgart, goes then to Schalke. He could have gone anywhere but he wanted to make football steps and we are a proper football step for him.

"He wants to learn but he can deliver already."

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