Liverpool end interest in Barca ace after long pursuit

Liverpool have ended their interest in signing Barcelona defender Martin Montoya following Jurgen Klopp’s arrival as manager, according to the Mirror.

Despite joining Inter Milan on a two-year loan deal, Montoya was thought to have been a top target under previous boss Brendan Rodgers.

Reports suggest the La Liga juggernauts had been willing to recall the Spanish defender from his spell at the San Siro, believing he was not getting enough game time under Roberto Mancini.

However, with Rodgers sacked before the international break after a period of disappointing results, the arrival of Klopp has spelled an end in the Anfield club’s interest.

The player’s agent stated ‘we believe he needs more time to adapt and there are no plans to leave.’

‘Barcelona loaned him for two seasons and that remains the same.’

The 24-year old right-back was a product of the famous La Masia academy, graduating to the Barcelona first-team.

He won seven major trophies while with the Catalan giants,  including three La Liga titles and last year’s UEFA Champions League.