We don't sell to rivals - Klopp

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January 22, 2018
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In what appeared to be a jab at Arsenal, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he would never sell a player to a rival Premier League club during the season.

Arsenal are set to sell star winger Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United before the end of the Winter transfer market with United boss Jose Mourinho saying yesterday that a deal was "close". Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to move in the opposite direction as part of the deal.

"No Liverpool player of this squad would leave - and not just because we say it but because of their commitment to the club," said Klopp yesterday.

"No one would leave to any other Premier League club during the season.

"I'm not just confident of that - I know it. It is just impossible. No player who is here will say, 'OK, come on, in the middle of the season I go there or there.' I really cannot see that situation."

Klopp believes that his club is still developing but noted that he believes they are heading in the right direction.

"It's how I see the commitment of the players. We are not together for 10 years or so," he said.

"It's not just starting but it's still all fresh and the direction and the development is the right direction.

"I know it's far away from being perfect but it's on a good way."

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