Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen on signing Cristiano Ronaldo, a free agent after leaving Manchester United.
Sport Witness tweeted a report from Spanish outlet AS, who claim Jurgen Klopp is keen on signing Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar is a free agent following his departure from Manchester United by mutual consent and remains linked with many clubs.
Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to cease away from media reports and stories. The Portuguese superstar is again in the news for his protracted saga with Manchester United. The explosive interview with Piers Morgan has divided fans regarding the 37-year-old’s future.
Manchester United and Ronaldo parted ways by mutual consent, thus ending the saga. Now the media will keep themselves busy by linking the striker with numerous clubs, and Spanish outlet AS seems to have already got on the act.
Sport Witness tweeted a print version of a story on their Twitter handle, claiming Jurgen Klopp is interested in Ronaldo. The Liverpool boss is keen on bringing the formidable global superstar to Anfield on a free transfer after the World Cup.
Good Morning, AS are just casually linking Cristiano Ronaldo with Liverpool and suggesting Jurgen Klopp would be a big backer of the signing.
This is what happens when Spain have to wait so long for their first World Cup game. pic.twitter.com/QWRzMsYVDq
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) November 23, 2022
Ronaldo has always professed his love and respect for Manchester United, which saw him shun a move to local rivals Manchester City in 2021. Hence, it is unlikely to see him donning the Liverpool shirt soon.
Moreover, Klopp and Liverpool are not in the market for a forward, having signed Darwin Nunez in the summer. While Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz are unavailable, and they certainly miss former star, Sadio Mane, the Reds might not take risks by signing Ronaldo.
First, it will disrupt Klopp’s setup, as he demands more from his forwards than Ronaldo can offer. Secondly, the Anfield supporters will not accept Liverpool signing the Portuguese. Other clubs like Chelsea and Newcastle United have already distanced themselves from a move.
The veteran forward could move during the January transfer window and likely sign for a side in the Champions League. For now, it is safe to assume Liverpool are not interested. As for Ronaldo, he will focus on Portugal at the World Cup.