Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has claimed that the signing of Erling Haaland will elevate Manchester City to new levels after reports suggested the striker’s move to the Etihad Stadium was close to completion.
The Norwegian has been heavily linked with Real Madrid and the Citizens in recent weeks, although Madrid’s well-documented pursuit of Kylian Mbappe gave City the lead for the Borussia Dortmund prodigy. His release clause has been detailed to be around the £50million mark, enticing clubs across Europe to make a bid for his services.
And after it was widely reported that City had won the race for his signature, Klopp said that if he was to join it would elevate the club to new levels in the title race against his side. “I signed a new contract knowing that City will not stop developing, so it is not about City to define if we can be happy or not,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“It is about us and what we can make of it, there are so many opportunities and different ways to win a football game and we have to find just one. It is possible obviously, we can do that. We face City in two or three competitions, [and with] Champions League [it could be] five or six times maybe!
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