Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, has already made his decision on Lionel Messi’s transfer.
Lionel Messi is unlikely to sign a new contract with Liverpool this summer.
Following his comments last summer, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s view on Lionel Messi’s availability is already obvious. Due to La Liga rules, Barcelona were unable to renew Messi’s contract, and he is currently a free agent.
Barcelona shocked the football world on Thursday by revealing that Lionel Messi would not be renewing his contract, bringing an end to his 21-year association with the club.
Since then, there has been much speculation regarding where the perhaps greatest footballer in history may play next.
Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked, while Paris Saint-Germain are said to be in advanced talks to sign him ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Liverpool, on the other hand, seems unlikely to make a move for the 34-year-old, based on Klopp’s stance.
Klopp was asked last summer if he was interested in signing Messi, who had requested to leave Barcelona.
However, the German manager stressed that, while there was clearly interest, Liverpool lacked the financial means to authorize a move.
“Interest?” he asked back then. Who wouldn’t want Messi to play for their team? But there’s no way. The numbers are clearly against us. But, to be honest, you’re a good player!”
“It will undoubtedly help Manchester City and make it more difficult to beat them if he signs for them.
“Having the finest player in the world would be absolutely fantastic for the Premier League.
“That would be beneficial, but I’m not sure the Premier League requires it. However, it would undoubtedly be beneficial. It would also be interesting to watch.
“He has never played in a league other than the Spanish league. Football is played differently in this country. I’d like to see it, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to.”
Klopp is allegedly looking to add a new forward and a midfielder to his Liverpool side this summer.
The Reds bought Diogo Jota from Wolves last year, but Klopp wants more competition among his best choices.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino’s contracts are all coming to an end.
Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi’s futures are also up in the air this summer, but even if Klopp wants a forward, it’s unlikely to be Messi.