Jurgen Klopp has ruled out signing players seeking Champions League football next season if Liverpool fail to qualify.
The Reds have been in woeful form this term. They travel to Villa Park having won just six of their 14 Premier League fixtures so far.
While the Reds have been frequently linked with moves for Jude Bellingham and Enzo Fernandez in the coming transfer windows, Klopp has insisted that the club’s business would be influenced by their final league position.
Klopp on signings
Klopp insisted that he would not be interested in a player that would consider snubbing a Liverpool move for Champions League football next season.
In his press conference before the Villa game, Klopp said: “The top four is our main target. Fifteen points behind the leaders Arsenal, you can't ask if we will be champions.
“For the moment we still have two pathways to qualify and as long as that is the case, I see us as proper contenders.
“I want to be in the Champions League all the time and 100 per cent we are one of the contenders for the next few years.
“If a player would prefer to go to a club who are in the Champions League this year but maybe not next year, I am not sure I would want them, to be honest.”
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