Jurgen Klopp says talks have begun in exciting revelation


The Liverpool Echo also reported Jurgen Klopp had been monitoring the player, interest that ended when Wolfsburg announced their agreement with PSG on Christmas Eve.

On the first day of the season, if someone had said to them “you’re playing a team who is relegated, they can’t win a game for toffee and you’ve got to beat them at home to make it into the Champions League”, you would take that all day long.

Jurgen Klopp says injuries factor into his need to add quality at Liverpool ahead of next season.

Liverpool’s Champions League qualification hangs on this game.

“We could not decide until now, but he feels good and he feels comfortable”, Klopp said.

“We’ve made a decision before we go into the talks, of course, because that is always how it is because you commit 100 per cent”. We had him last winter when he had a break in the United States of America (from Los Angeles Galaxy) and he had a few sessions with us, a few shooting sessions, and I thought, what is that?

The Merseyside outfit will secure a return to the Champions League on Sunday afternoon if Liverpool manage to pick up three points against Boro.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager spoke about the financial benefits of being in the Champions League as Arsenal breathe down their necks. I can only speak from this German view, about other clubs – Chelsea has the money, Manchester City is coming up, Man United is Man United – all that stuff.

The Kop boss believes that the once sleeping giants of English football have now been awakened and transfer targets are already relishing the prospect of joining his project. The mood is different, a few people are different, but the base is there.

Klopp acknowledges that his squad will need strengthening regardless of what happens but stressed that he does not want signings who are motivated exclusively by the prospect of Champions League football, adding that he believes the perception of Liverpool’s standing has improved and this will help with recruitment.

“Development depends on the start”.

“We have the situation for it – that’s an important thing”.

‘When we have our first 11, 12, 13, 14 players fit, then the world is not full of players who will make us better immediately but clearly there are a few out there and we have spoken to them’. “Everyone can be sure we will fight”. We will make a final test tomorrow. They are good counter-attacking, quick wingers, very experienced striker. “We have 73 points and the chance to get 76 points in a hard season with a lot of competitors”.

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