Jurgen Klopp rules Liverpool out of the Erling Haaland transfer race

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has, perhaps predictably, ruled out a move for Erling Haaland from the Anfield side in the summer.

The Norweigian marksman is set to be available this summer, with a release clause in his contract well below his market value and having already caught the eye of Real Madrid and Manchester City as well as likely many of the top clubs around the world.

And Liverpool are looking to regenerate their front three, with all of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino now into their 30s. They have added Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz, both of whom have excelled since joining the Merseyside outfit, but are still arguably a forward short should they be looking to move on entirely, with Divock Origi leaving to join AC Milan in the summer.

That man, however, will not be Erling Haaland.

Jurgen Klopp rules Liverpool out of the Erling Haaland transfer race

Erling Haaland will be hot property come the summer transfer window. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images).

Speaking after his side’s 3-1 win over Benfica in Portugal, Klopp told reporters in Bild that he would be nowhere near the deal.

‘No chance!’, the German exclaimed. ‘We won’t be going there. The numbers involved are just crazy – we’ll be having nothing to do with it.’

To be honest’, he added, ‘I don’t want anything to do with it. It’s not fun’.

Salah new contract update

Meanwhile, there is growing hope that Mo Salah will be tied down to a new deal this summer, with his current Anfield contract expiring in 2023. As per the Mirror, Salah wants to remain on Merseyside, and they suggest that ‘when both sides want it, no matter how difficult the numbers and how complicated the process, it usually gets done.’

Jurgen Klopp rules Liverpool out of the Erling Haaland transfer race

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool in action during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between SL Benfica and Liverpool FC at Estadio da Luz on April 05, 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Were Salah to depart, it would leave a major dent in Liverpool’s forward line that even the acquisition of Luis Diaz may struggle to cover. It would be a major boost for the whole club were he to commit his future to the club, however.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 30 52 73
2 Liverpool FC 30 57 72
3 Chelsea FC 29 35 59
4 Tottenham Hotspur 30 15 54
5 Arsenal FC 29 10 54
6 West Ham United 31 11 51
7 Manchester United 30 8 51
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 31 6 49
9 Crystal Palace 30 4 37
10 Leicester City 28 -4 37
11 Aston Villa 30 0 36
12 Southampton FC 30 -9 36
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -10 34
14 Brentford FC 31 -11 33
15 Newcastle United 30 -21 31
16 Leeds United 31 -33 30
17 Everton FC 28 -19 25
18 Watford FC 30 -28 22
19 Burnley FC 28 -18 21
20 Norwich City 30 -45 18
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 20
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 14
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 14
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 12
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 12
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 12
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 10
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 10
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 9
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 9
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 9
Raphinha Leeds United 9
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 9
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 8
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8

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