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Jurgen Klopp has already disclosed why Liverpool might not sign Frenkie de Jong – not to do with money

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Jurgen Klopp has already disclosed why Liverpool might not sign Frenkie de Jong – not to do with money

There’s no doubt that Frenkie de Jong, as a thrilling ball progresser in a left-sided central midfield role – an area where the Reds are currently completely depleted – would alleviate a lot of concerns about Liverpool’s midfield options.

That said, according to Paul Joyce of The Times, Klopp is still interested in an operator in the middle of the park capable of playing in both the No.6 and No.8 roles, which would be a significant stumbling block to a move for the Barcelona man.

Another body simply won’t do as the German looks to add more versatility to his squad before the summer window closes.

Having said that, the former Ajax man has previously played in a holding midfield role, though he is far from being regarded as a world-class option in that position.

The Dutchman has previously thrived in a 4-2-3-1 formation alongside a strong No.6, which Liverpool already have in the form of Fabinho.

However, given the lack of appealing alternatives in the squad, Liverpool would be heavily reliant on the former Monaco anchor to stay fit for the majority of the season.

Certainly, as Jordan Henderson has recently demonstrated,  the Reds cannot afford to lose their No.3 to injury at any point during the season.

Jurgen Klopp has already disclosed why Liverpool might not sign Frenkie de Jong – not to do with money

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