7 stars Liverpool failed to sign under Jurgen Klopp
- Liverpool tried and failed to sign some stars playing in Europe's top leagues under Jurgen Klopp
#6 Alex Teixeira
Alex Teixeira was one of the first players Klopp attempted to sign at Liverpool. An attempt to sign the Brazilian was made in January 2016, the first transfer window after Klopp’s arrival.
The Brazilian was in top form for Shakhtar Donetsk in the first half of the 2015/16 season and scored 26 goals in as many games for them. As a result of his outstanding form, the Ukrainian club demanded €50m for the player but Liverpool’s best offer was €32m.
Teixeira was keen on joining Liverpool and spoke about a potential transfer in public.
“The team received one offer from Liverpool, it was rejected, I don’t know why. There’s only been one offer and Shakhtar rejected it. I know my agent is still attempting everything possible to help get me to Liverpool.”
Despite the player’s desire to join Liverpool, Klopp pulled the plug on the deal and his comments on the deal indicated that the club didn’t value him at €50m.
“It’s not that we haven’t got money or anything, but you have to work respectfully and responsibly. That’s what we do.”
Although Teixeira didn’t get to move to Liverpool in January, he joined Chinese Super League Club Jiangsu Suning for €50 million on 5 February 2016.Published 20 Dec 2018, 22:10 IST