Jurgen Klopp gives verdict on Liverpool’s chances of signing Lionel Messi

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said his side will not be signing Lionel Messi this summer.

Messi wants to leave Barcelona having grown frustrated following the Champions League embarrassment at the hands of Bayern Munich.

There is a thought that he could head to the Premier League with both Manchester clubs believed to be interested.

Liverpool’s name had also been mentioned with the Reds having won the league and been regular contenders in Europe.

Though Klopp has hinted that the finances needed to take the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to Anfield is just too much.

Klopp’s first question at his press conference ahead of the Community Shield clash with Arsenal on Saturday.

And the Reds boss said: ”Interest? Yeah, who doesn't want Messi in their team?! But no chance.

“The numbers are absolutely not for us. But….good player!"

Messi was left feeling numb following Barca’s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich having previously warned of the struggled the club were facing.

"I said a while ago that if we carry on like this it will be very hard for us to win the Champions League," Messi had said.

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"We couldn't even win La Liga. If we don't react, we won't beat Napoli.

"I'm sure the fans are running out of patience because, playing like we have done, and after the Roma and Liverpool [where they lost big leads], we're not giving them anything."

"We were not expecting this. We didn't want to end La Liga playing like this, but it kind of reflects how this whole year has gone.

"We were weak and lost our shape. They beat us because we lacked intensity and conceded an easy goal. We have lost lots of points this season when we shouldn't have."

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