Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp abruptly minimize brief questions relating to Georginio Wijnaldum’s future at Liverpool amid hypothesis the midfielder might be shifting to Barcelona.
The 29-year-old’s present deal at Anfield expires on the finish of the 2020/21 marketing campaign and it’s believed he’s a goal for brand spanking new Barca boss Ronald Koeman, who’s trying to overhaul his squad following their dismal 2019/20 season.
Talking in his press convention forward of Liverpool’s Neighborhood Defend conflict towards Arsenal this weekend, Klopp supplied little replace on the state of affairs.
“That’s an open contract state of affairs, clearly,” the German mentioned. “In any other case, you’d know. And meaning we don’t discuss that. I by no means did in press conferences so why ought to I alter that?
“It’s all between us and the participant, it’s all good within the second. All high-quality. Gini appeared superb in pre-season, performed a few good seasons for us.
“In order that’s all I can say about that.”
Liverpool have been strongly linked with a transfer for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara however have been reluctant to pay the membership’s £27m asking price for the playmaker.
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And Klopp additionally rapidly dismissed a suggestion Liverpool might transfer for Lionel Messi, who submitted a switch request at Barcelona earlier this week.
He mentioned: “Curiosity? Who doesn’t need to have Messi of their workforce? However no probability.”
Title rivals Manchester City would look like the favourites to signal Messi ought to he depart Camp Nou.
Klopp mentioned: “It might clearly assist Man City and make it tougher to beat them.
“For the Premier League it might be nice, however I’m not certain the Premier League wants that enhance.”