Reds strikers not going for a song

Jurgen Klopp has warned interested parties that they will not be selling Christian Benteke or Mario Balotelli on the cheap.

Liverpool: Reds strikers not going for a songLiverpool: Reds strikers not going for a song

Klopp has spent his first summer on Merseyside shaping the Liverpool squad in his mould but as of yet, attempts to offload outcast strikers Balotelli and Benteke, at the right price, have been futile.

There is understood to be Premier League interest in the latter, from West Brom and Crystal Palace, though the Reds are hopeful of recouping most of the £32.5million they shelled out to bring him to Anfield last summer.

So while the duo join Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings, Sadio Mane and Divock Origi in a congested stable of attackers, Klopp has warned suitors of Balotelli and Benteke that they will not be allowed to leave on the cheap.

“Christian Benteke, Mario Balotelli, all the other strikers, they are really good; they don’t miss anything in their chances,” the German said.

“Having six strikers is a little bit too comfortable but it’s still possible.

“If anybody thinks that because we have more than one striker, we make presents to other clubs, that’s the biggest misunderstanding in world football.

“We will not do that 100 per cent.”

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