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"I'm not sure I'd want them..." - Jurgen Klopp rules out Liverpool signing a particular type of player

Chris Byfield

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"I'm not sure I'd want them..." - Jurgen Klopp rules out Liverpool signing a particular type of player

Jurgen Klopp has ruled out signing players seeking Champions League football next season if Liverpool fail to qualify.

Liverpool take on Aston Villa at 5:30pm this afternoon, in both teams’ first Premier League encounter since the World Cup break. The crucial encounter will be live on Amazon Prime here from 5:00pm.

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.

With Jurgen Klopp’s side currently eight points from Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place and 15 points from league leaders Arsenal, the club face an uphill battle to secure Champions League football.

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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Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Premier League, Champions League, Jurgen Klopp, Transfers, Liverpool

Chris Byfield
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