Jurgen Klopp is absolutely over the moon Liverpool have completed a deal for Naby Keita, even if the Guinean won’t join until next summer.
We clinched a £55m deal for the 22-year-old towards the end of the transfer window, having chased Rb Leipzig’s best player from early June.
Sadly, he won’t be available until 2018/19, but it’s certainly something very exciting to look forward to.
Like us, Klopp is buzzing and reckons Keita is already the best player in the German top flight.
He told the Echo: “I have contact to a lot of people in the Bundesliga, as you can imagine, and I have never had so many congratulations messages as I had after signing Naby!
“He’s the player of the league, that’s how it is. Last year, together with Thiago Alcantara who played an outstanding season for Bayern, he was the flier. He’s been doing this for two or three years, with different clubs in different leagues, but he’s still a young boy.
“It’s really good news. OK, we have to wait but sometimes we have to wait for a really good thing. I have no problem with this. I would have preferred, of course, another situation, but it’s cool!”
We’ve never heard Klopp wax lyrical about a new signing in this manner. He always says he’s happy, but you can genuinely feel his delight when reading these quotes!
Next term, we’re going to have a plethora of brilliant midfield options at our disposal.
Under Klopp, Liverpool really are making waves.