Klopp hopes Liverpool star will snub Juve for new contract

Fernando Stephens
July 17, 2017

However, the report in the Sun now claims that Van Dijk is still intent on signing for Jurgen Klopp's side this summer and will even consider handing in a transfer request.

Jurgen Klopp has led a Liverpool resurgence in his 18 months in charge and has got the Reds playing "the Liverpool way" with some fast-flowing attacking football that matches that of any club around Europe's top leagues. "But at the end it is still business", said Klopp.

Speculation continues to link the Reds with Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, despite the club having to publicly end their interest in the Holland global after Saints accused them of tapping up the player.

"You go out and see the auto that you have been dreaming about your whole life. you say "here is the money" but they say to you "I don't want to sell the car".

"I think Liverpool believe that Keita wants to come and they believe via intermediaries that they have an understanding of what his terms would be". It is not about this.

"Quality players are always welcome but we have other players like Mane, Phil (Coutinho) so I think it will be a hard job to get in the first XI with so many good players". You can imagine how it works.

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It has just been a fantastic journey. "Maybe I would have seen the punch, if he had not poked me in the eye", asserted Gunnar after the fight.

"It is not that we are doing something that other clubs are not doing-that we are more silly or they are more smart".

Klopp prefers to have his squad together, signings completed by the time pre-season begins.

Klopp wants to bring the 22-year-old to Anfield and Liverpool have seen a £57m bid rejected by the Bundesliga side.

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren supported the signing of Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah and praised his potentials after the team's draw against Wigan Athletic.

The tour of Hong Kong will last for six days and their involvement will comprise of two games - the first of which will be against Crystal Palace and the second against the winners of West Brom v Leicester.

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