Saturday, 30 December 2017

Klopp: Van Dijk Fee Not Nice, But That's The Market'

Although Jurgen Klopp admits that he doesn't like the fees that are being paid for players Like Virgil van Dijk, the Liverpool coach says that that's how the market is and that his side need to adapt.
"A fee of £75m at this moment is very good for Southampton. They want to improve their squad as well," the German told UK newspapers.

"Do you think when they go to a club – if the player is not a free agent – those clubs will be accepting £5m for a replacement? That is how it is.

"It's not nice, but that's the market, that's the world. We have to adapt. Virgil has a long contract at Southampton. That is how it is. It started a few years ago.

"If you do not want to do it, do not do it," he said. "We had an opportunity to do it and that is why he will be a Liverpool player. Do I like it? No, because it puts more pressure on everything.

"That is why I said as a Liverpool community we have to ignore it immediately. He is a player for us, he can improve and he needs to adapt.

"There are so many things he still needs to work on. He developed a lot in the last few years, made big steps, so it is a good thing.

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