Jurgen Klopp has responded to Paul Ince’s suggestion that Gareth Bale would be a good fit for Liverpool, saying the Welshman would be ‘outstandingly expensive’ to sign.
Ince told BBC Radio 5 Live that he thinks Bale should join Liverpool as the former Spurs forward nears a Real Madrid exit after spending six years in Spain.
The 30-year-old is still tremendously talented but his wage demands mean he is just about impossible for most clubs to sign.
Klopp told Sky Sports: “Bale is a Real Madrid player, if he leaves he will be outstandingly expensive, with big wages. We cannot solve the problems of other clubs.
“But it’s not just about him. You have to create a team. A team is not a collection of individuals, we are not going for these single players and hoping they will solve the future for us.”
Liverpool have thrived in the last two seasons due to Klopp’s emphasis on team morale and unity which has led to his players fighting tooth and nail to win games for each other in the most dramatic and borderline insane circumstances.
The iconic 4-0 win over Barcelona which saw them come back from the dead to book their place in the Champions League final would never have happened if it wasn’t for the team spirit that Klopp has worked so hard to foster.
While Bale would be a fantastic player to see playing at Anfield every week, his wage demands and the issues it would create for Liverpool’s functioning wage structure would be destructive.
Liverpool should be more active in the transfer market this summer but it wouldn’t be the right move to pursue Bale given what Klopp has achieved so far without having to rely on the ‘galactico’ type players to win games singlehandedly for him.