Klopp makes Liverpool transfer claim over Zlatan’s time at Man Utd

Date published: Thursday 14th November 2019 2:25

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool “might have considered” bringing in Zlatan Ibrahimovic if he hadn’t already played for Manchester United.

Ibrahimovic is coming to the end of a two-year stint in Los Angeles and the 38-year-old announced his departure from the Major League Soccer club via social media on Wednesday.

The Sweden star will be a free agent, and a host of clubs have been credited with an interest.

AC Milan are reportedly keen to re-sign the striker who scored 56 goals in 85 appearances at the San Siro between 2010 and 2012.

And Liverpool boss Klopp says even the Premier League leaders could have been in for Ibrahimovic if he hadn’t already played for their arch-rivals Man Utd.

“If he had not played for Manchester United before, then we might have considered him,” Klopp told Sportbladet.

“No, but I’m not even sure he wanted to play here. We’re a pretty intense team,” Klopp laughed.

“With that said, I couldn’t have had more respect for Zlatan. I love his whole career, love his efforts, love his confidence.

“While it may not always be right, it is entertaining anyway. He’s a fantastic character and I really hope he doesn’t stop playing football. The world will miss him too much.”

 

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