Jurgen Klopp has been outlining some of the difficulties Liverpool have experienced so far this summer in the transfer market – namely our pursuit of Naby Keita.
Fans are being continually fed contrasting information in regards to whether the Guinean will arrive. Keita wants the transfer, Liverpool have the money, but Red Bull Leipzig are stubbornly digging their heels in and Ralf Rangnick, their sporting director, has just gone on holiday.
Klopp has admitted he’s desperate to bring in the 22-year-old by using an analogy about going into a car dealership, picking his dream motor, only to be told it’s not for sale!
“They [Leipzig] say ‘Find another car in a different colour,’ but you say ‘Thank you, but I want this’,” he began.
“You see the car you’ve been dreaming of all your life, you say ‘Here’s the money’, but they tell you ‘I do not want to sell the car.’” You say ‘But I have the money!’, But they say ‘I do not want to sell’.”