Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that midfielder Naby Keita won't be leaving the club this summer.
Speaking to the media ahead of last night's fixture with Man United, Jürgen Klopp was quizzed on the Guinean's future and the German tactician responded in detail.
“Selling Naby [Keita] now and not replacing him. No, that is not possible. Of course not. It is not the plan.”
“We are done. A player can go, and we don’t replace him? No. Naby will not go, but if he would, which he will not do, there would be a replacement of course.”
As for signing a midfielder regardless of Keita’s future, Klopp explained “there is another fact that I am not in charge of what we can spend.”
“We get things told to us. Then we deal with it. That is always the same never different.”
“I always have to accept that and always did. It makes no sense to worry about something you cannot change. That is a waste of energy, a waste of positivity.”
“I love this group not because they are so good looking. No, because they are incredible characters. If the facts are the facts accept them and go from there.”
Klopp has thus seemingly ruled out any more arrivals at Anfield this summer.
In fairness to Liverpool, the business they’ve done so far this window has both been important and expensive.
The £85 million signing of Darwin Nuñez was a necessity off the back of Sadio Mané’s departure.
And it’s easy to forget that Liverpool have committed a huge financial package to Mo Salah who signed a record-breaking contract extension over the summer months.
And notoriously, Liverpool are a club who only sign the right players for their project, they don’t spend money for the sake of it.
As such, if, as reported, they believe Jude Bellingham is the man to rejuvenate their engine room, they’d be wise to wait one more year to sign him.
As the club’s recent successes have evidenced, Liverpool know what they’re doing. The fanbase needs to be patient.
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