In a recent press conference (via talkSPORT), Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp shared his thoughts on the latest rumours linking Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne with a switch to Anfield and said, “We will not sign Lorenzo Insigne.
“He is a very good player but he has a long-term contract at Napoli.
“We will not even try it.”
Klopp went on to add (via talkSPORT), “We will try to improve the team always.
“We will try it always in training, I think that is the best way to do it.
“The team is pretty well balanced. Our plans are not for the public, that’s how it is.
“Will it be the biggest transfer window of Liverpool? No, but you’d have been surprised if I said yes.
“Our eyes are always open. We always look. What happens if and when, but there’s nothing to say in the moment.”
What Does It All Mean?
Klopp’s recent words indicate that he is cautious when dealing with transfer stories in front of the media. Even though the German head coach revealed his admiration for Insigne’s talents, he also went to state that the Merseyside giants ‘will not even try’ to recruit him.
One of the major reasons why the Merseyside giants have decided not to pursue the Napoli talent would be the Italian’s current contract at San Paolo Stadium which is set to run out in the summer of 2022. His long-term deal at Naples signifies that Carlo Ancelotti will be under no pressure to sell unless a mammoth offer comes in for the player in the upcoming summer transfer period.
Liverpool’s Strong Squad Means Insigne Won’t Be A Guaranteed Starter At Anfield
Liverpool are currently flying high in the Premier League after enjoying a fantastic season thus far. The Reds are still in with a decent chance to win the league title with just two matches left to play in the English top-flight. Klopp has often relied on the goal-scoring returns from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah so it is difficult to see how a player like Insigne could get enough game time at Anfield.
A Wise Move Or A Massive Mistake?
Hence, splashing the cash on a player who will increase competition for places within the Liverpool squad doesn’t seem like a wise decision. Klopp would be better of strengthening some of the other areas of his first-team ahead of the new campaign.
For now, it seems like the right decision by Klopp not to pursue the Serie A wing wizard; however, things change quickly in football so it shouldn’t be a surprise if the Napoli attacker still ended up making a move to England in this off-season.