Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s FA Cup return leg at Anfield against Exeter City on Wednesday, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp reflected on his team’s chances in the game, striking deficiencies, but he also ruminated on young players chasing the money.
The German tactician was asked to comment on the subject amid transfer speculation that revolve around Liverpool’s wantaway young striker Jerome Sinclair, whose contract expires in the summer.
Sinclair has already become Liverpool’s youngest ever first-team player having made his debut at West Brom in 2012 at 16 years and six days, but he has refused to sign a new deal with the club which means he could leave at the end of the season.
“How can I say? To get the highest wages in your life in the first year of your career – it’s more important to get the real education. I like Jerome [Sinclair] to be honest, he’s a real talent and if he wants to stay with us, no problem, absolutely no problem. If not – we cannot force it”, said Jurgen Klopp during his press conference.
Jerome Sinclair and a number of Liverpool’s youngsters will once again get the chance to shine in the FA Cup third-round replay against Exeter City with the 19-year-old once again awarded with a real chance to make a name for himself following his goal in the first match at Exeter. Liverpool have been made firm favourites to claim the win against League Two side, but you could claim special offer of 6/1 on Liverpool to win.
Sinclair himself expressed his desire to play in Spain and with number of clubs interested to sign the talented striker such as Watford and Manchester City, Liverpool striker is likely to leave Anfield at the end of the current campaign.