Klopp at odds with FSG over Liverpool transfer for proven 26-goal striker

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could be denied the chance to sign a proven Premier League striker this summer.

Transfer guru Duncan Castles says Anfield owners FSG will be reluctant to offer Roberto Firmino strong competition.

the Red won his first Premier League title at a gallop, but the depth of Klopp’s squad remains a concern.

The center forward is a position of need. Especially after Firmino endured his worst league goalscoring campaign in his five years at the club.

The leader of the wolves Raul Jimenez was highly recommended as an option for the club, despite rumor that Man Utd are close to a deal for the striker.

The Mexican is a proven top performer, who has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season. And according to Castles, Liverpool maintain an “interest” in the striker.

It is not known whether FSG will sanction a deal after previously moving away from Timo Werner. And Castles isn’t sure if Klopp will get the support he needs.

Speaking on the Transfer window podcast (via le Daily Express), Castles said: “I can see why there would be interest from Liverpool and the player because of the way he played for Wolves.

Jimenez interesting many top clubs

“There is a lot of competition there. He is Juventus’ first choice if they manage to dump Gonzalo Higuain in the current market. And generate enough income through transfers.

“One of the players they are trying to sell and sell in England is Douglas Costa.

“To be able to get Jimenez from Wolves, and they want to put him in an attack alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala, which would be fun to watch for sure and scary to defend.

“It won’t be a good deal. Wolves paid a lot of money for Raul Jimenez to bring him back to Benfica. He gets a very good salary there.

“They know its value, it’s a difficult club to buy players. I don’t know if Fenway Sports Group is ready to support Klopp. Not in the way that would be needed financially to get Jimenez from Wolves.

“Although there is interest, understandable interest. It will be an interesting test of the support that the FSG are ready to give Klopp next season to defend this Premier League title.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have reportedly suffered a heavy blow in their pursuit of Thiago Alcantara, with PSG set to match Bayern Munich’s valuation. Read more…

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