‘The numbers are just crazy’ – Jurgen Klopp explains why Liverpool won’t be going after £300-million rated Erling Haaland this summer
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed there is ‘no chance’ Liverpool will be trying to sign Bundesliga star Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian has scored 23 times this season despite multiple injury absences and he has attracted interest from the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
One club that hasn’t put their hat in the ring for the talented youngster, though, is Liverpool.
The highly-rated 21-year-old is under contract at Borussia Dortmund until 2024, therefore prying him away from the German side prematurely would come at a large cost.
And it’s the striker’s reported value that is putting the Reds off from even considering making a move for him, according to Jurgen Klopp.
Speaking to German news outlet SportBild, Klopp said: “We won’t be going there. The numbers involved are just crazy – we’ll be having nothing to do with it. No chance!
“To be honest, I don’t want anything to do with it. It’s not fun.”
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Dortmund’s plan to dissuade potential buyers from getting Haaland appears to be working, then.
However given Haaland has won just one trophy – the German Cup – with his side, should a club with the right amount of cash come in for him, the youngster may well be on the move.
In fact, reports suggest Liverpool’s title rivals Manchester City are the front runners to sign Haaland.
Pep Guardiola’s side lack an out and out striker following the departure of Sergio Aguero and failing to match the price for Tottenham’s Harry Kane last summer – so Haaland could be the perfect fit.
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