Jurgen Klopp doesn’t understand why anyone would want to leave Liverpool Football Club right now.
The manager was speaking ahead of tomorrow’s tie with Crystal Palace, who are travelling to Anfield for a now unusual 3PM Saturday kick-off.
But despite the season starting, all talk has been of Liverpool’s dealings (or lack of…) in the transfer market – regarding who’ll be signed before deadline day and whether our talisman Coutinho will be sold.
He’s handed in a transfer request which has been rejected – but is missing fixtures due to a ‘sore back,’ which is a complete fabrication – in the eyes of supporters.
Klopp though has indicated that switching Liverpool for Barcelona right now makes no sense…
The German told the Echo: “Can you imagine for a minute I am not a little bit interested about the problems or not of Barcelona?
“I will never talk about something I spoke about with a player. But you can imagine, in general, I think for each player Liverpool is a very good club, a very good team in the moment.
“We have a good age of the group. We have very young boys, experience – it’s a good mix and we are on our way.
“I think we got rid of the expectations of 20 years ago and created our own expectations for all the people. They expect a lot from us because of what we did last season.
“I am fine with the situation and I am very positive about the project of Liverpool. I don’t see a lot of reasons for each player to leave the club at the moment and that’s just in general.”
The Catalans definitely appear on a downward spiral, with the retirement of Xavi, Andres Iniesta ageing, Neymar leaving and their consistently shocking transfer deals.
We, on the other hand, have Klopp, exceptionally talented youngsters, and a newly renovated stadium!
If only we could buy a centre-half, hey?