- Liverpool’s reported interest in Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos dismissed
- Guillem Balague believes Madrid aren’t interested in selling
- Further, he doesn’t think Liverpool are even interested
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Liverpool had been linked with a swoop for Real Madrid ace Dani Ceballos, and Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague has offered insight into the pursuit.
Jurgen Klopp suffered the huge blow of losing Philippe Coutinho this week as the Brazilian completed his move to Barcelona, and so in turn, he’ll be desperate to ensure that his side’s current momentum isn’t broken.
Meanwhile, doubts have emerged over Ceballos’s future at the Bernabeu given he’s made just 15 appearances in all competitions so far this season, with a measly 186 minutes of football in La Liga.
The 21-year-old will undoubtedly be desperate for a bigger role and more playing time, and Liverpool could have been an option to get that, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
However, Balague has suggested that Real Madrid don’t want to sell him, which may not be a huge stumbling block if he’s not considered an important figure for Zinedine Zidane while if he wants to push for a move, he could get one.
Importantly though, he adds that Liverpool have no interest in signing him, which if true, ultimately ends this rumour and will see them potentially move on and look at other options.
To Liverpool? Nothing at all. Real Madrid do not want him to go and Liverpool do not want him https://t.co/Z8fYWKV9QE
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 11, 2018
The Reds are currently on a 17-game game unbeaten streak in all competitions ahead of their showdown with Manchester City on Sunday, and the important thing for them is to try and find a new balance without Coutinho and make the most of the talents of key individuals such as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
If they can do that without a January signing, it would be ideal as Klopp would surely prefer having an entire summer to scour the market and identify the best man for the job. If things start to slip this month, he may be forced to move quicker.