Football NewsJurgen Klopp’s version of Gabriel Jesus signing Arsenal
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Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has suggested that the Gunners will only be able to sign Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus because there is so much distance between them and the Citizens.


What did Klopp say about Gabriel Jesus?

Arsenal pulled off a transfer coup during the summer window by swindling the four-time Premier League title winner from the defending champions in a £45m ($50m) deal. The Brazil national team striker hit the ground with a run at Emirates Stadium, registering five goals and three assists across nine appearances, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City wouldn’t sell him to a more direct rival.

The Liverpool manager has said of Gabriel Jesus, whom he will try to contain as Liverpool head north London on Sunday, that he doesn’t know Gabriel personally but has always liked him as a player. According to Jurgen Klopp, he knows that Man City would not sell him to every club, but the distance to Arsenal was quite large geographically, and they did it.

An exceptional player, they always saw it when he played for Man City. The Reds boss says that Gabriel Jesus’ role at Manchester City was a 9, a winger, last year everyone said the Citizens didn’t have a 9, he was still there but he played clearly from the wing and now he can play his part.


A little about the topic

Gabriel’s presence at the Gunners helped bring them closer to Manchester City in the early stages of the 2022-23 campaign, with seven wins from eight Premier League games, seeing Arsenal top of the table.


What’s next for the Reds?

German manager Jurgen Klopp has seen his lateral spring troubling leak this season, with just three clean sheets collected across all competitions, and he has to figure out a way to limit Gabriel’s influence when the Reds are taken on a test trip to Arsenal.