...By Solomon Thomas for TDPel Media.
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp has compared the club’s pursuit of Dortmund midfielder, Jude Bellingham to a five-year-old child expecting a Ferrari for Christmas.
This was after news broke that Liverpool has dropped out of the race to sign the young midfielder due to his high asking price.
Klopp argued that the club cannot sign six players in a summer, and everyone for £100m.
Liverpool still plan to reinforce their midfield, but will have to source cheaper alternatives to Bellingham.
Mason Mount remains a target as his contract expires at the end of next season, while the likes of Conor Gallagher, Matheus Nunes, Alexis Mac Allister, and Youri Tielemans are also being monitored.
Klopp likens Liverpool’s transfer ambitions to a young child’s expectations of finding a Ferrari under the Christmas tree.
The manager stated that the club cannot afford to sign six players for £100m each in a summer transfer window.
While Liverpool still aims to reinforce its midfield, they will have to explore more affordable alternatives to Bellingham.
The club has dropped out of the race to sign the Dortmund midfielder, who has been on their radar for almost a year, due to his high asking price.
Mason Mount remains a target, and Liverpool could sign him for a reduced price since his contract ends next season.
Other alternatives include Conor Gallagher, Matheus Nunes, Alexis Mac Allister, and Youri Tielemans.
Klopp pointed out that the club would try everything possible to get what they need and want, but sometimes they have to accept that certain things are not possible and focus on different objectives.
Liverpool still plans to reinforce its midfield, but they will have to do so with cheaper alternatives to Bellingham.
Klopp’s statement has dampened the expectations of Liverpool’s transfer-hungry supporters, who are craving a major signing this summer.