When asked to confirm if Emre Can has signed a five-year contract with Juventus, Jürgen Klopp was quite happy to confirm that he has “no clue.”
Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in five days’ time and Klopp was at Anfield to preview the occasion for his official pre-match press conference.
He told supporters about how preparations are going ahead of the massive game. He was also quizzed on the future of German midfielder Emre Can, with reports emerging that he has signed a lucrative five-year contract with Juventus.
Klopp told the reporters present that he has “no clue” about any development but was quick to say that at this moment in time, it’s not important.
The Guardian reports that Can has signed a five-year deal worth €5m per season but Klopp is unaware of any such agreement.
“No clue,” Klopp replied when asked about Can’s future. “It’s not important at the moment, to be honest.
“At this moment he is 100 per cent here. That’s the only thing I’m interested in.
“I really have no idea, but that’s not important to me at the moment.”
Can is in a race against time to be fit to face Madrid in Kiev on Saturday and Klopp told reporters that the German midfielder is “desperate” to prove his fitness and to be included in the squad for the game.
“It depends,” the boss replied, when asked whether Can will be in his matchday squad.
“With Emre or players in the situation of Emre it depends on the reaction on things [but] let me say it like this: 10 days ago, I didn’t think it was possible that he could do what he did today, and that he could do what he did in Marbella already.
“That looked good and my impression of him is really positive, but we have to wait again until tomorrow. But the door, of course, is open. It’s really nice to have him back in the group and he is really desperate to be part of [the final] and we will see.”