Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp opted against signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus for just £21m this summer, according to reports in England.
The German international was a player that was scouted by the Reds, with Manchester City also thought to be interested in the 24-year-old, but it seems Klopp decided that he didn’t need another midfield option.
Considering the price being quoted for Neuhaus, supporters on Twitter think the club could live to regret the decision:
This will haunt us.
— SeriesOfRandomNumbers (@briancrano) September 6, 2021
I don’t believe this
— SamNikeng (@SamNikeng) September 6, 2021
I don’t understand Klopp, this man is CLASS
— Football&F1&Basketball (@FootballLFC_) September 6, 2021
— 🚀 (@97HassanM) September 6, 2021
I really hope this isn’t true.
— Andrew 🇨🇦❤🇵🇸 (@xAVKOx) September 6, 2021
Harvey Elliott obviously occupied Klopp’s mind..
— Eyiuche Gilbert (@Gil9110) September 6, 2021
— S!!PHE 🇿🇦 (@SiiPHE91) September 6, 2021
If this is at all true… pic.twitter.com/Us6XAZwv13
— 5 min conversation (@ehnottooxabi) September 6, 2021
It had been consistently reported that the midfielder had a €40m (£34m) release clause so where this £21m figure has come from is anyone’s guess.
There were some rumours that Gladbach needed to sell players but, even so, it is hard to believe that the Bundesliga club would have sold a promising young talent like Neuhaus for so little. Fans would probably be wise to take this report with a large pinch of salt