As it stands, the rumours will continue to fly around as far as transfer goes. Until a player is officially signed, presented to the press and fans, then finally makes his debut appearance for a club, conclusions shouldn’t be hastily made. News filtered out that all isn’t going well between Jurgen Klopp and striker, Christian Benteke, and that a summer exit was definitely on the cards for the Belgium international. But it all appears to be false after the German handler rubbished the claims. The 25-year-old arrived Anfield last summer for £32.5million, and has since been linked with West Ham after a disappointing campaign.
As revealed by The Daily Star, Klopp says,
“I read transfer rumours in October. We work the whole day and of course we work on the squad for next year. Of course we think about transfers, we think about everything, but a lot of rumours are really far away from the actual thing. It is really funny when you are involved. Sometimes I’ve never heard of the player who has been linked with Liverpool .”
West Ham have plans to move to a new stadium next season, and they want to usher it in with marquee signings. Benteke, alongside countryman, Michy Batshuayi and Arsenal’s Theo Walcott are said to be three forwards the Hammers want to land. Benteke has scored just 8 times in the EPL this season and once in the Europa League. His debut season was further complicated by injuries, and he has lost his starting shirt to Origi. With Liverpool planning on securing the services of 1 or 2 forwards, questions are still raised over his future. But if Klopp’s comments are anything to go by, no conclusions and assumptions should be made just yet.