The rumor mongers remain convinced that Liverpool will absolutely splash the cash this January for a young attacking player despite the repeated attempts by boss Jürgen Klopp to lower expectations.
Klopp knows that teams across Europe are busy with their own midseason business, which makes the capture of a young, talented player all the more difficult for Liverpool. The fantastically named Ralf Rangnick, Redbull Leipzig’s sporting director, has also come to this conclusion regarding alleged Liverpool target Emil Forsberg.
“I can promise you that Emil will be here until [the end of the season] in any case. And hopefully for a long period after that, too,” Rangnick said in an interview.
The 25-year-old Swede has scored 5 goals and added an additional 7 assists in 14 Bundesliga appearances, so Leipzig—currently just 3 points back of Bayern Munich—are reluctant to give up such a vital part of their attack this window.
The always reliable Daily Mirror suggested that Liverpool could get Forsberg for around £20 million, though without a release clause in his contract Leipzig will not need to sell.
Now, it’s impossible to say what’s really happening in the transfer market, but this move appears less likely after this statement.