Klopp on why he didn't battle to sign Dortmund Aubameyang.

Jurgen Klopp has revealed why he didn't join the race to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in this January transfer window.

Liverpool didn't look to secure the services of the Gabon international, who has scored 21 times in 24 appearances in all competitions this season, despite him being available for £60million.

But Arsenal have agreed terms with the Dortmund forward following the depature of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United.

However, speaking to DAZN, Klopp was asked why he didn't bid for the striker and he replied: "Auba is really a good guy. Of course, reading the newspapers, you ask yourself if all these things must happen.

"But in fact things are mostly not that controversial as they are presented. In the end everybody will be happy.

"In the first half of the season he also scored often although last summer he wanted to go to China allegedly.

"He is a great player but he does not play in a position for which we urgently need new players."

According to the Mirror, Arsenal have reached a £58million deal to land Aubameyang, who is set to sign a £180,000-a-week contract with the north London club.


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