Saying that it’s a waste of time to attempt anything while the German giants were still in the market, Liverpool today responded to news that target Mahmoud Dahoud had moved to Borussia Dortmund by asking the Bundesliga side to give them a shout when they’re done signing players.
Speaking shortly after the 21-year-old’s transfer to North Rhine-Westphalia was announced, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that he would appreciate a heads up from counterpart Thomas Tuchel so he knows when it’s safe to try and sign someone.
“We’ve prepared really well for this summer’s transfer window and have a lot of targets identified. Unfortunately none of that really matters when Dortmund are out there taking every single players we show the tiniest bit of interest in. This measure merely saves us time and resources on players that will just go to the Westfalenstadion instead,” said the former Dortmund manager today, before urging Tuchel to do him and the club a favour by getting their business out of the way early.
“Next season is hugely important for our project here at Anfield so it’s important we don’t leave it too late. Hopefully Thomas doesn’t act like a prick and leave us searching for scraps at the end of August.”
At press time, Klopp cursed himself aloud after accidentally mentioning the name of another transfer target who, within seconds, had signed a five-year deal with Dortmund.