English Premiership

Klopp: No pressure for Liverpool sales

2017-12-30 13:54
Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool do not need to sell players in the January transfer window after splashing out £75 million on Virgil van Dijk.

Holland international van Dijk became the most expensive defender in the world when Liverpool agreed a fee with Southampton earlier this week.

After such a significant outlay, there has been talk that Liverpool could recoup funds by offloading their fringe figures in January.

Out-of-favour striker Daniel Sturridge, for instance, has been linked with a move away from Anfield, with Southampton amongst those credited with an interest in the England international.

But boss Klopp has made it clear that he doesn’t need to balance the books after van Dijk’s capture.

“Nobody told me that. I have no information about that. No,” Klopp said.

“We have good players and we don’t have to sell anybody because of that.

“So fair play to our owners that they are ambitious and now we have to use the team to grow together.”


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Sunday, 25 February 2018
Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur, Selhurst Park 14:00
Manchester United v Chelsea, Old Trafford 16:05
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Arsenal v Manchester City, Emirates Stadium 21:45
Saturday, 03 March 2018
Burnley v Everton, Turf Moor 14:30
Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth, King Power Stadium 17:00
Swansea City v West Ham United, Liberty Stadium 17:00
Southampton v Stoke City, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
Watford v West Bromwich Albion, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Huddersfield Town, Wembley Stadium 17:00
Liverpool v Newcastle United, Anfield 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.