Jurgen Klopp has described Erling Haaland as ‘a real beast’ following Manchester City’s announcement that a deal has been agreed for the Borussia Dortmund forward.
City have ‘agreed a deal in principle’ to sign the Norway international this summer, having activated the release clause in Haaland’s contract to secure the signing of one of Europe’s most coveted talents.
Haaland has scored 85 goals in 88 appearances for Borussia Dortmund to establish himself as one of the leading forwards in European football and is now set to join the ranks of the Premier League champions next season.
Klopp was asked for his view on the deal after seeing Liverpool’s title rivals strengthen once again and admitted City’s capture of Haaland represents ‘a really good signing’ for Pep Guardiola’s side.
“Good player,” Klopp told his post-match press conference after the Reds’ 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
“City wasn’t ever and will never be a team that wins games because of one player. They have a specific way to play and I think Erling will realise all of a sudden that he can score a lot of goals on the second post. He will love that.
“There will be other situations where he’s a real beast. He’s been injured a couple of times at Dortmund but he’s a real beast.
“Unfortunately, a really good signing.”