Liverpool perform massive transfer U-turn as Jurgen Klopp admits to midfield mistake – The Mirror

Jurgen Klopp has performed a massive U-turn in the summer transfer window – by admitting Liverpool are now searching hard for a new midfielder.

The Reds boss even joked “You were all right and I was wrong” as he revealed he desperately wants a some cover, with four of his midfield stars sidelined through injury. Asked if he wants someone in before the window closes on Thursday at 11pm, he admitted: “That changed of course.

“I know we have had this discussion since it all started and I am the one who said we don’t need a midfielder and you were all right and I was wrong.

“That’s the situation. There is really nothing more to say about it. We are looking for it, and if it is the right player we need him and if it is not the right player we don’t need him.” Liverpool have long been linked with Jude Bellingham, but Borussia Dortmund are adamant they will not sell their young English midfielder this summer.

There have also been suggestions of interest in Brighton defensive midfielder Moises Caicedo and even Barcelona’s former Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong, while Paris Saint-Germain’s Leandro Paredes is possibly considered too old at 28. Lyon’s Houssem Aouar was once a hot candidate, but Klopp did insist that he will stick to one of his original stipulations – that he won’t buy just for the sake of it.

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Jurgen Klopp admitted he made a mistake regarding the need to sign a midfielder
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He added: “I don’t know (if it will happen before Thursday), we will see. It needs to be the right player, but we are working, and we will see if something will happen or not. As you can imagine, we are actually working constantly on these kind of things, and there are reasons why it is sometimes not happening – sometimes too expensive, sometimes not the right player – but then the situation changes.

“One thing stays important, and it’s that it needs to be the right player. If we do something it’ll be that we are 100 per cent convinced about it, and if we are not convinced, then we don’t do it.” Klopp confirmed Curtis Jones will be back next week, while Thaigo and Diogo Jota will also be back in contention early in September, along with defender Joel Matip.

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