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Setback for Koeman: Klopp will not sell Wijnaldum after signing Thiago

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Pin Wijnaldum is closer to staying at Liverpool. AFP
Wijnaldum is closer to staying at Liverpool. AFP

Setback for Koeman: Klopp will not sell Wijnaldum after signing Thiago

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When asked about Georginio Wijnadlum in the pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool's game at Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp said that Thiago's arrival does not mean the Dutchman will be leaving. Wijnaldum is well liked by Barca coach Ronald Koeman.

Koeman wants Wijnaldum for his new Barca team and Klopp is not very keen to give him the player. The Liverpool manager was asked in a press conference about Wijnaldum's future and he made clear that Thiago's signing does not have to mean Wijnaldum will be sold

"The arrival of Thiago will not have a negative impact on anybody's future," the coach said. He referred to the fact that Wijnaldum will not be left without a place in the squad because the Spaniard now forms part of the team. That said, Thiago has plenty of experience and Champions League titles to his name. 

Klopp's comments are bad for Barcelona. Ronald Koeman, who arrived with the aim to restructure the squad, had the signing of his compatriot in mind to strenghen the midfield. Jurgen has not completely ruled out letting his player go, but his comments do not sound positive from a Barca perspective. 

In fact, Klopp said the following in another press conference concerning Wijnaldum's departure. "I've had 500 or 600 conversations with him. He has returned from the international break and that's all. We're absolutely fine with regards to the future."

 

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