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Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Mystified By Talk Of Midfield Signing

Ryan Sidle

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Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Mystified By Talk Of Midfield Signing

Jurgen Klopp has explained that he's baffled by fans thinking Liverpool need to sign a midfielder this summer, with Jude Bellingham linked to the club.

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Last season was so close to being the most successful club campaign for an English club for Liverpool, as they were within two results of winning the quadruple.

Unfortunately for them, they were pipped to the Premier League title, thanks to Manchester City's comeback against Aston Villa, and then lost in the Champions League final to Real Madrid, thanks to Thibaut Courtois' heroics.

Klopp is now preparing his team to challenge City once again, and face Manchester United in their first preseason game on Tuesday in Thailand.

The manager has added Darwin Nunez to his side, whilst youngster Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay have also joined, but some believe they're still short of a midfielder.

Nunez is the headline signing for Klopp this summer. Image: LFC
Nunez is the headline signing for Klopp this summer. Image: LFC

However, when asked about improving the middle of the pitch, the former Borussia Dortmund manager was dumbfounded by the idea.

"I do not understand. People told me about this discussion but the last thing that would have crossed my mind is that we have to do this [sign another midfielder]," Klopp said as reported by the Athletic.

"No, [we’re not looking to buy], I can say that. I don’t think something will happen in midfield.

"You never know, if somebody comes to me and says ‘I want to go’… but nobody came to me yet. If that happens, then we have to talk new. But if the situation stays like it is, then tell me why would we?

"We can go through it. Where do you want to start? So, Fabinho, [Jordan] Henderson, Thiago, [James] Milner, [Naby] Keita, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Fabio Carvalho, [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain. Now you tell me what kind of player are we missing?"

Jude Bellingham has been heavily linked with Liverpool. Image: Alamy
Jude Bellingham has been heavily linked with Liverpool. Image: Alamy

The Reds have most strongly been linked with Dortmund star Jude Bellingham, with the 19-year-old impressing in his two seasons in Germany so far.

Dortmund regularly sell on their talent for huge profits after making them into stars but they only usually let one big player go per summer.

Last year Chelsea were reportedly ready to offer huge sums for Erling Haaland but they were turned down after the Bundesliga side had already sold Jadon Sancho, instead letting the Norwegian go a year later for far less.

Having now sold Haaland this summer, it's unlikely they'd be ready to let Bellingham go now, even if Liverpool are ready to smash their transfer record for the former Birmingham City midfielder.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Liverpool Transfer News & Rumours, Liverpool, Transfers, Jurgen Klopp, Jude Bellingham, Premier League

Ryan Sidle
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