Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has claimed while he could ‘create headlines’ by talking about Manchester United and the money they’re willing to spend in order to bring Alexis Sanchez to the club, he won’t.
That’s because he thinks that Liverpool have done their biggest bit of business this window, and despite barbs from Jose Mourinho claiming the Reds spend money and then criticise other clubs for doing so, Klopp is staying out of the war of words – bar admitting that Alexis is a top player, and any side would be lucky to have him in their team – something Manchester City decided was not the case for them when they pulled out of the deal that would have seen Alexis join them.
Klopp was speaking to BBC Sport and said: “I could really create headlines – but I won’t.
“We’ve had our big transfer. Nothing to say about the numbers.
“Alexis Sanchez makes sense for pretty much every team.”
One issue that has followed Klopp since he joined the club is that of the goalkeepers and it seems that now Lloris Karius has been installed as the number one, Simon Mignolet will have to make do with the bench until he leaves the club or works his way back into the side, but Klopp has offered his support to Karius, even in the face of errors like the one he made against Manchester City for their opening goal when the two sides met.
He did however admit his first choice has to deliver, but that there will be a greater focus on the good and not the mistakes in order to give him the best chance to succeed.
Klopp added: “It’s a very difficult job to be a goalkeeper or a centre-half at Liverpool because nobody forgives you a mistake.
“Loris has to deliver, he knows that, but I saw a lot of good things in the games he played.”