Jurgen Klopp averted commenting on hypothesis linking Liverpool with a transfer for Thiago Alcantara.
Rumours a deal between Bayern Munich and the newly-crowned Premier League champions had been agreed on surfaced over the weekend after Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated the participant desires out.
Nevertheless, when requested a few potential switch, Liverpool supervisor Klopp gave nothing away.
“Would you be shocked if I don’t give a solution?” he requested after his facet’s 2-Zero win in opposition to Aston Villa.
“Thiago is a extremely good participant, like a whole lot of different gamers on the market I like quite a bit, however that’s all I’ve to say about it.”
Signed by Pep Guardiola at Bayern in 2013, the Spain worldwide has gained the Bundesliga in every of his seven seasons in Germany, however together with his contract expiring in 2021, the Bundesliga membership seem to wish to money in now somewhat than danger shedding him on a free switch in 12 months time.
It’s thought Liverpool won’t spend large this summer time, although they may want some reinforcements contemplating first crew gamers like Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne will depart on the finish of the present marketing campaign.
The Reds reportedly supplied Bayern €30million for the 29-year-old, plus €5m in bonuses.
Hansi Flick, the Bayern supervisor, has nonetheless not given up hope of holding Alcantara regardless of Liverpool’s obvious curiosity.
“The factor is, I at all times have hope,” he stated. “I’m truly at all times very constructive about issues.
“I additionally know, after all, that once you’re at a sure age and also you’ve already performed within the Spanish league with Barcelona and within the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, you’re feeling the necessity to expertise one other large league. “That’s fairly regular and that’s additionally human.
“I’m making an attempt my greatest to ensure Thiago stays right here and that you would be able to persuade him to remain.”