Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his team will not be moving for Napoli attacker Lorenzo Insigne in this summer’s transfer window.
Well, a report in Corriere dello Sport claimed that Liverpool were interested in swooping for Insigne.
Indeed, it has been suggested that the 27-year-old has fallen out with Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti, which could lead to a summer departure.
However, Klopp – speaking at his press confidence ahead of Friday night’s clash with Huddersfield Town – rejected the transfer speculation.
The Liverpool manager simply stated that his team would not be moving for the Italy international in this summer’s transfer window.
It seems likely that a new attacker will arrive at Anfield this summer, but that player will not be Insigne.
The 30-time international is a big talent, but he has a contract in Naples until the summer of 2022, suggesting that Liverpool would have to make a sizeable bid to convince the Serie A club to sell.
Whilst Insigne would improve a lot of clubs, he would not go into Liverpool’s starting XI due to the presence of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
As a result, the Merseyside outfit would be much better off spending the money on a top-quality central midfielder this summer.
Indeed, Klopp would be better off attempting to sign a player capable of contributing goals and assists from a deeper position, which would take the Reds to a new level next season.