An untouchable Liverpool figure is Barcelona president Joan Laporta’s ‘dream’ pick, with a report claiming he ‘deserved the right to leave’.
Barcelona continue to struggle financially despite the significant reduction in their huge payroll over the summer. The exits of several big stars including Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann have already taken their toll on their results.
Barcelona currently sit eighth in La Liga and were beaten 3-0 by Bayern Munich in their Champions League opener.
As such, the pressure begins to mount on the boss under fire, Ronald Koeman. The Dutchman’s relations with Laporta seem strained.
Koeman recently said Laporta “says too much” and declined to answer questions after delivering a provocative pre-prepared statement on club peril Wednesday.
His position at the managerial helm appears on unstable ground, and by sports witness, Barcelona would love nothing more than to bring Jürgen Klopp on board to remedy their woes. Additionally, a curious plan has been detailed which would see Barcelona attract the charismatic German.
Quoting Spanish point of sale El Nacional, it is said that Barcelona are aware that the appointment of an experienced manager to replace Koeman this season is “impossible”. As such, they could install a temporary figure with strong ties to the club before targeting Klopp next summer.
Klopp is described as Laporta’s “favorite” option and a “dream” date. In other praise, Laporta would consider him the “best coach to create a winning project”. Liverpool fans can certainly attest to that.
However, what Reds fans won’t like to read is where the article claims Klopp ‘deserved the right to leave’ Liverpool.
Moreover, it is oddly stated that he would not mind leaving Anfield. This is despite previously will officially say that he will see his contract until 2024.
Even more bizarrely, El Nacional declare that Liverpool would not embarrass Klopp because of their “good relationship”.
Luring Klopp is said to have cost Barcelona € 36million. The website states: “Although at first there was talk of an annual salary of 8 million euros net, Klopp would be prepared to lower the salary to 6 million euros. Which, in a 3-year contract, would turn the transaction into roughly € 36 million gross. ‘
Klopp is revered at Liverpool and the club have recently overseen new deals for several of his key signings.
It would be almost unthinkable to see Klopp walk away given the Reds’ current status, his insistence on seeing his contract and Barcelona’s perilous situation.
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Ancelotti set to curb Liverpool transfer links
During this time, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti insists he fully understands Marco Asensio’s frustrations as Liverpool are set to step up their pursuit of the winger.
Asensio has been limited to four substitute appearances so far this season, totaling 68 minutes. And the winger has clearly expressed his frustration at the lack of playing time under Ancelotti.
Indeed, Asensio was recently linked with a January move to Liverpool. Now as by Fijaches, the Reds are ready to increase their stakes to push the 25-year-old away from the Bernabeu amid suggestions he wants a fresh start.
But in the quotes repeated by Marca, Ancelotti would like to point out Asensio that his luck will come soon. And the Real boss insists he fully understands the winger’s frustrations. “Everyone knows what I think of him, building a line-up is complicated, ”said Ancelotti.
“He might be unhappy, that’s normal. It would be abnormal for a player who is not playing to be happy. Si Asensio, Isco, [Luka] Jovic is not happy, that’s good. They don’t have to be. He trains well, and I like it
“If everyone’s plugged in, they’ll have minutes. Isco and Jovic changed the dynamics of the team when they arrived.
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