Jurgen Klopp dismisses Liverpool’s prospects of signing Gareth Bale

August 14, 2019

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that the club won’t make an attempt to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid in response to the comments made by Manchester United great Paul Ince. Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane recently indicated that Bale will be leaving the club this summer and this subsequently led to Ince suggesting that the Welshman could prove the perfect fit for the European champions.

When asked about Ince’s comments, Klopp insisted that there is no possibility of that happening, considering they can’t afford the transfer fee and wages involved for Bale. He added that he is focused on building a team rather than recruiting individuals with the hope that they can make the difference in the future.

He said:“I don’t know why these fantastic footballers have so strange ideas. What can I say, I respect them all so much, especially as a player and a guy. They only say these things because people ask them about it. Bale is a Real Madrid player, if he leaves he will be outstandingly expensive, with big wages. We cannot solve the problems of other clubs. You have to create a team. A team is not a collection of individuals, we are not going for these single players and hoping they will solve the future for us.”

Balehas been deemed to hold a rift with Zidane from the managerial previous stint at Real Madrid but the Frenchman has stressed that he has no problems with the attacker. Furthermore, he stated that the club have made the decision to offload the Welshman this summer and he has no issues in selecting the 30-year-old so long as he remains with the club.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have been quiet for the summer and they have made just one purchase with teenage defender Sepp van den Burg joining from PEC Zwolle. Klopp has given no indication that he could make a big-name signing before next month’s transfer deadline.