Jurgen Klopp says that he had no interest in signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund.
Mkhitaryan was wonderful for Dortmund last season, but joined Manchester United this summer.
Having worked under Klopp at Dortmund, Mkhitaryan was linked with a move to Liverpool before that Manchester switch, but Klopp said an offer was never on the table.
“I had that player,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo. “If you have had players, you know more about them.
“You want to learn about other players. That’s how it is.
“We didn’t look for players we had already worked with. If you do that, you know their good, their bad and you wonder whether you will do it again.
“It’s not boring but you know everything about each other so how can you develop? Where is the next step? Where is the next push for development?
“We could have gone for a lot of players. But, first of all, you have to think, ‘what do I need?’”