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Mats Hummels played under Jurgen Klopp when the German boss was managing Borussia Dortmund Getty

Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels has hailed the qualities Jurgen Klopp and claims his former manager will be a "fantastic addition" at Liverpool. The German gaffer is expected to be announced as Brendan Rodgers' successor at Anfield within the week.

Rodger was relieved of his duties after a disappointing set of results and transfer decisions. The draw against Everton during the Merseyside derby was his final game in charge, with Rodgers sacked just hours after the match.

Klopp stepped down from his managerial post at Signal Iduna Park at the end of the last season. The Guardian reported the former Bundesliga manager is closing on taking the vacant job at Liverpool. Hummels, who was a reported target for the Reds' league Manchester United, has suggested Klopp is edging closer towards taking Liverpool job.

"There's no doubt he's a fantastic coach and when people put their mind to the question of 'what does he do post-Dortmund?' then clubs like Liverpool naturally come into the equation," Hummels said, as quoted by The Guardian.

"He eats, lives, breathes and thinks football day after day and is a fantastic addition to any team. I'll keep my fingers crossed for him in his next venture."

World Cup winners Germany take on the Republic of Ireland in the Euro 2016 qualifiers at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 8 October. The national team coach Joachim Low revealed Klopp has already held discussion with Liverpool to take the vacant job at Anfield.

"I'm not really party to the negotiations but I do know talks are taking place. He's had a fantastic, extraordinary time in Dortmund and created lots of emotions among the supporters," Low explained.

"Looking from afar, there are comparisons you can make between Dortmund and Liverpool in terms of the supporter culture of both clubs. If they can work it out, he can be a great addition to any team."