Klopp frustrated by transfer snubs
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed his frustration as he continues to struggle to bring in his preferred transfer targets.
The Reds have thus far failed to bring in Virgil van Dijk, and were humiliated after Southampton reported them for an alleged illegal approach for the centre-back, while RB Leipzig have refused to accept anything less than £70m for Naby Keita.
Klopp has seen his patience wane with the lack of progress on both fronts and has admitted that other targets may have to be pursued.
"We pretty much have all what you need,' said Klopp, according to the Daily Mail. "But at the end, it is still business, whether you have the money. You go out and see the car that you have been dreaming about your whole life. You say 'here is the money' but they say to you 'I don't want to sell the car.'
"You say 'but I have got the money!' but they say 'I don't want to sell.'
"Things like this happen in life, not only football. It is not about this. They say 'go for another car in another colour' but you say 'that's ok but I want this'.
"It is pretty simple. You can imagine how it works. It is not that we are doing something that other clubs aren't doing. Or we are more silly or they are more smart," Klopp added. "We have the money, we have different things but it is still like this. We want to have the right things (and not) just do something.
"It is not about a number. It is about how it fits together. We will see. If they (Liverpool's owners) could make it quicker, you can imagine they would be here and trying. It's not about money or something like this."
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