7 Sept 2016

Klopp Snub: £31k-a-week 'diamond' explains why he rejected Liverpool transfer. Offer made in the summer

In March, Liverpool reportedly 'enquired' about signing Hoffenheim defender Niklas Süle, and it now transpires that Jurgen Klopp made a concrete attempt to sign the coveted defender during the Summer transfer window.

According to SportBild:

"Süle refused offers from top clubs in the summer, including Liverpool, Dortmund, Wolfsburg, Leverkusen, Rome, Napoli, and AC Milan".

When asked this week why rejected the chance to sign for a big European club, Süle told Bild:

"I need a familiar environment, and I have to constantly play at my level even further".

Sule - who played alongside Roberto Firmino between 2013 and 2015 - probably realised that he'd spend most of time on the bench at most of the aforementioned clubs, so he clearly made the right decision to stay at Hoffenheim.

If Klopp had signed Sule, that would've given Liverpool the following options at centre-back

* Lovren, Klavan, Matip, Sakho, Lucas, Sule, Ilori.

In a year with a reduced fixture list, this is arguably too much competition for an inexperienced 20-year old. One for the future, perhaps?

* Dec 2015: Described as a diamond by Hoffenheim general manager Alexander Rosen. Reportedly on £31k-a-week.


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