Liverpool boss claims he would never be in Alexis Sanchez situation

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has claimed he would not let a player leave and join a Premier League rival in the middle of the season – as Arsenal and Manchester United have just done.


The clubs have agreed a swap deal for Henrik Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez – with no cash involved, just the players, and it seems that the Liverpool boss thinks that Arsenal have made mistake – and it would not be something a club the size of Liverpool would do.

He was scathing in his assessment of the situation, and made it clear that the board and fans simply would not accept it.

United fans feel they’ve got a brilliant deal given the calibre of player Alexis is and how much he can bring to a side, while Arsenal fans are looking on the bright side and keeping in mind the fact Sanchez would have left for free come the summer – and they now have a player who if he gets back to his best, is a top class midfielder.

Klopp was adamant that would never happen to Liverpool, and while they did of course see Philippe Coutinho leave for Barcelona, selling to a Premier League rival would be out of the question.


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“No Liverpool player would leave. But not because we say it, no, only because of their commitment to the club, would leave to any other Premier League club during the season.

“It’s just impossible. I can not see that situation. I know now that Alexis Sanchez maybe moves from one club to the other. That was not what I thought about. But I can’t see any player at this moment in this moment who would do it.” 

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