“One of my biggest mistakes…” - Jurgen Klopp laid bare Son Heung-Min transfer regret ahead of Liverpool vs Tottenham
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Jurgen Klopp admitted he regretted not signing Son Heung-Min for Liverpool in a throwback interview.
Liverpool will enter the summer transfer window looking to rejuvenate the squad, after a lacklustre campaign that will likely see them fail to qualify for the Champions League.
The midfield in particular is a position that needs rejuvenation, with the Anfield club having been linked to the likes of Mason Mount, Conor Gallagher, Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister in a matter of months.
Klopp will hope he won't regret missing out on Bellingham, as he has rued Liverpool’s past failure to sign Son.
Jurgen Klopp on Son
Klopp admitted he missed out on the chance to sign Son before the South Korean forward completed a move to Tottenham.
Indeed, the German once labelled the decision not to sign Son as the “biggest mistake” of his life.
“One of the biggest mistakes in my life is not signing Son Heung-min,” Klopp told Korean outlet KBS News last November.
“Outstanding player. He is fantastic, a sign of Korean football and one of the best strikers in the world.”
Ironically, Son has an impressive goal-scoring record against the Reds, having netted four times in eight Premier League starts against the Merseyside outfit.
It has also been argued that his goal at Anfield last term stopped Klopp’s men from winning the Premier League title.
Despite Son’s impressive record against the Reds, he has only ended up on the winning side against Liverpool on one occasion before today - back in 2017 when Mauricio Pochettino’s side ran out 4-1 winners.