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Jurgen Klopp reacts to Man Utd offering Alexis Sanchez £450,000-a-week contract

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Back in 2014, Liverpool were the favourites to sign Alexis Sanchez.

In fact, Reds legend Phil Thompson even suggested on live television that the club were all set to complete a £25m deal for the Barcelona man.

It didn't happen, with Sanchez instead signing for Arsenal. Fast-forward three-and-a-half years and the Chilean is on the move once again, with Manchester United the club splashing out to get him.

They will offer him an enormous £500,000-a-week contract, the highest ever handed out in the Premier League.

Liverpool may have sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142m, but they still had no hope of signing the Chilean, if indeed they were even interested.

A lot of the discussion surrounding the Sanchez saga has been based on financial figures and Jurgen Klopp addressed this issue in his Friday press conference.

And, the charismatic German coach made a very interesting point with regards to Manchester City's failed pursuit for the 29-year-old.

“Nothing to say about the numbers but I cannot imagine City leaves the race because of money,” the Liverpool manager said.

“It's not about money. Maybe it's because there are two opportunities in Manchester and if you think you could go to one or the other, maybe one club thinks: 'I don't want him anymore'. I'm not sure, but it's not about money.


Klopp added: “Alexis Sanchez makes sense for each team in the world because he's a fantastic player, so bring him in whenever. I think it helps, United as well.

“He's a really good player but, like I said, we are not in and that's the only thing I'm interested in. That's it.”

Fair play to Klopp, because a lot of people have stated that Sanchez is simply moving because of money.

Of course, that is part of his motivation, but it's easy to forget that United are the biggest club in England with a whole host of world-class stars.

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With him on board, Jose Mourinho's side could be a different animal, one which will clearly inspire fear in the likes of Klopp.

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