Former England manager Steve McClaren says that Alexis Sanchez will have spoken to Jurgen Klopp about a move to Liverpool.
One of the Manchester clubs are sure to be the final destination for Alexis Sanchez as the Chilean looks to leave the sinking ship that is Arsenal. One thing is fairly nailed on: the Arsenal no.7 will not be heading his way to Merseyside to join Jurgen Klopp.
It’s not for a lack of quality as the former Barcelona winger is easily right up there as one of the best players in the league with Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah.
The reason why he’s not going to wind up as a Liverpool player now or anytime soon is because he simply doesn’t align with what Jurgen Klopp values in his players. It’s for this reason that what Steven McClaren says is rubbish.
“Everybody knows in football behind the scenes there will be a lot of phone calls, a lot of conversations,” McClaren said.
“If it’s the usual route he will have spoken to Mourinho, he would have spoken with Klopp, all the interested parties.
“He will have decided that one or that one, or I’ll wait.”
I can’t see Klopp ringing Sanchez and seeing if he’d be interested in a move to Liverpool purely due to the fact he wouldn’t fit in. Not from a quality point of view, because he’s got the talent to play in most any team, but because his mentality isn’t what Klopp wants.
For instance, Roberto Firmino embodies the perfect Klopp player. His work rate coupled with his selfless nature and added to his ever-increasing output makes him the ideal player to lead the line for Klopp.
What Klopp doesn’t need is a disruptive player who really only seems to have his own best interests at heart. I like Sanchez as a player but he’s not what Liverpool need and not one that the club could necessarily afford with it rumoured that he is demanding £350,000 a week wages!