Jurgen Klopp makes Liverpool FC transfer admission about Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp says he might have signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic if the striker hadn't played for Man United already
Jurgen Klopp says he might have considered recruiting Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Liverpool FC if the veteran striker wasn’t an ex-Manchester United player.
The former Sweden international is a free agent after the 38-year-old left Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy earlier this week.
Ibrahimovic finished his MLS career with a respectable return of 53 goals in 58 games in all competitions.
Manchester United have been linked with a move to re-sign Ibrahimovic given their striker crisis despite offloading Ibrahimovic to LA Galaxy less than two years ago.
The former FC Barcelona striker scored 29 goals in 53 outings for the 20-time English champions during the Swede’s 18-month stint under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
When Klopp was asked whether he’d consider signing Ibrahimovic to add more depth to his Liverpool FC squad, the Reds manager told Sportbladet, as quoted by Metro:
“If he had not played for Manchester United before, then we might have considered him.
“No, but I’m not even sure he wanted to play here. We’re a pretty intense team.
“With that said, I couldn’t have had more respect for Zlatan. I love his whole career, love his efforts, love his confidence.
“While it may not always be right, it is entertaining anyway. He’s a fantastic character and I really hope he doesn’t stop playing football. The world will miss him too much.”
Liverpool FC are sitting at the top of the Premier League table following a 3-1 victory over defending champions Manchester City.
The Reds are eight points ahead of their closest rivals Leicester City and Chelsea FC at the top of the table.
The Merseyside outfit will make the trip to Crystal Palace in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday 23 November.
Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but have finished in second place on four different occasions.