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Klopp Mum on Pulisic Link, Backs Milner at Left-Back

Less than a week until the transfer window closes, Klopp remains quiet about the Reds' bid on Borussia Dortmund youngster Christian Pulisic but backs James Milner to continue at left-back.

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As has been his way since joining the club, Jürgen Klopp today remained silent about Liverpool's possible transfer before the summer deadline day. This time it was about the speculation swirling over Borussia Dortmund youngster Christian Pulisic, who Liverpool are said to have placed an £11m bid on earlier this week. If it does work out, at only 17-years-old, Pulisic is one for the future, but Klopp refuses to get drawn into the gossip.

When asked directly about it, Klopp responded, "No transfer rumours. I have no comment on this. Absolutely nothing to speak about this and all the other cases too. When we know something and when are close to doing something, then we will inform you – or a little bit later."

It seems that Liverpool fans may have something to look forward to after all as the transfer window winds to a close. However, this season's most coveted position player, a new left-back to replace Alberto Moreno, will likely still allude them.

According to the boss, he is happy with the contributions of "Milly" in that position this season.

"We're going to need more players for different positions," he added. "The only decision we made is that Milly can play it, especially in the kind of play we think we should play. Full-back is not only a winger in the offensive situations, it's something like eight (roles) in different moments so that's a really good position for Milly.

"He still has to adapt and learn because he's not had 500 games in this position but we will work on it, like we work on every player. In the end we were convinced he could play the position and that's why we didn't make the transfer. I'm not surprised he can play there."

Well then - okay. This commitment seems backed up by the fact that Liverpool refused to play hardball and shell out for the high transfer fees of any of the left-backs with whom they'd been linked over the course of this long summer. Klopp thinks he's found the solution with Milner -- at least in the short term -- and hopefully he's right.

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