Jurgen Klopp gives reaction to Erling Haaland signing for Man City
"Unfortunately, a really good signing."
Jurgen Klopp has given his reaction to the news that Erling Haaland will be joining Manchester City in time for next season.
It was confirmed on Tuesday that City had reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the 21-year-old, with personal terms already believed to have been agreed.
The Liverpool manager, speaking after his team drew level with City at the top of the Premier League table with a win at Aston Villa, paid tribute to Haaland, describing the Norwegian as "a real beast".
Klopp on Haaland's move to City
"He's a good player - a really good player," Klopp said. "But City was never and will never be a team who wins games because of one player with a specific way to play.
"I think Erling will all of a sudden realise he will score a lot of goals on the second post... he will love that.
"In other situations he's a real beast. He was injured a couple of times at Dortmund but he's a real beast. Unfortunately, a really good signing."
🗣 "He's a real beast. Unfortunately, a really good signing." 😅
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Liverpool keep pressure on City in title race
Klopp had watched his side fall behind to Aston Villa inside three minutes as Douglas Luiz - a former City player - scored an early opener.
Joel Matip was able to pull Liverpool level minutes later before Sadio Mane's header sealed the win in the second half.
The win puts them level on points with City, who play their game in hand away to Wolves on Wednesday night.
Liverpool face Chelsea in the FA Cup final at the weekend, though Fabinho is now a doubt for the game after picking up what appeared to be a hamstring injury at Villa Park.
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