“I laughed” Barcelona star recalls when Jurgen Klopp asked him to join Liverpool

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“I laughed” Barcelona star recalls when Jurgen Klopp asked him to join Liverpool

Robert Lewandowski discussed his conversation with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Lewandowski recently revealed that he had discussed a potential 2017 transfer to Anfield with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. The conversation occurred when Liverpool traveled to Munich to face Bayern in that year’s Audi Cup.

During their meeting, Klopp asked Lewandowski if he wanted to join Liverpool, according to Lewandowski. He added that they both exchanged glances before he laughed and stated that he had never considered going to Liverpool.

It is intriguing to consider how Liverpool could have benefited from signing a striker of Lewandowski’s caliber in retrospect.

 The Reds had a formidable attacking trio in Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane at the time, but Lewa would bring something entirely different to the table than Bobby.

Speaking to Sport BILDvia Sport Witness (h/t ECHO), here is what Lewa had to say on his ‘Liverpool talk’ with Klopp:

“We hosted Liverpool FC with Bayern in the Audi Cup in Munich in 2017 We spoke on that occasion. Klopp asked me, ‘don’t you want to come to Liverpool?’ We looked at each other, then I laughed.”

“I don’t know if he was totally serious. But going to Liverpool was never in my mind.”

Lewa in Merseyside Red?

Lewandowski, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s best forwards, could have added to Salah’s goalscoring threat at the time. His outstanding performance in front of goal over the past few seasons is evidence of his ability to consistently score goals.

Liverpool could have benefited from Lewandowski’s experience and leadership in addition to his goal-scoring prowess. The striker has won numerous titles over the course of his career, and his winning mentality could have helped to inspire and propel the team to victory.

Klopp’s history of developing strikers is well-documented, and it is possible that he could have elevated Lewandowski’s game at Liverpool.

Despite the potential benefits, a move for Lewandowski would have been challenging due to the player’s status at Bayern and the likely transfer fee. The Reds would have had to convince the player to leave one of the world’s most prestigious clubs.

Liverpool will focus on the future for the time being as they look to improve their roster and compete for major titles next season. The Reds’ chances of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League are in jeopardy as a result of this season’s dismal performance. Next season and beyond, we will hopefully continue to compete for and win championships.

“I laughed” Barcelona star recalls when Jurgen Klopp asked him to join Liverpool

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