Liverpool News: Jurgen Klopp calls on UEFA, FIFA to act on Saudi transfer window

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“The transfer window in Saudi Arabia is something like 3 weeks longer than here, which is not helpful” says Jurgen Klopp.
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In Liverpool news, manager Jurgen Klopp has called on football’s governing bodies FIFA and UEFA to “find solutions” on closing the Saudi Arabia transfer window earlier.

The summer window for Europe’s top-five leagues closes on Sept. 1 while Saudi Pro League clubs can still sign players until Sept. 20.

Liverpool have seen Roberto Firmino, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho leave Anfield for Saudi Arabia and Klopp said that European clubs need more help.

In Liverpool news, when asked about Saudi’s influence, Klopp told a news conference on Tuesday: “It is massive, in the moment.

“Pretty much the worst thing I think is that the transfer window in Saudi Arabia is open three weeks longer. If I am right, I heard something like that, then at least in Europe that’s not helpful.

“UEFA or FIFA must find solutions for that. But in the end, at this moment, I don’t know exactly what will happen.”

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola recently warned that Saudi Arabia has changed the market after the departure of Riyad Mahrez to Al Ahli.

In other Liverpool news, Klopp also dismissed reports linking Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé with a move to Anfield this summer.

“We laugh about it,” Klopp exclusively told Sky Germany. “I can say that I think he’s a really good player but the financial conditions don’t suit us at all.

“I wouldn’t like to ruin the story now… but as far as I know, there’s nothing to it.

“It’s possible that someone else from the club is preparing something and wants to surprise me… that hasn’t happened in the eight years that I’ve been here. That would be the first time.”

Liverpool were not planning to sell Henderson and Fabinho and, having already seen James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita leave the club at the end of their contracts, have lost five midfielders on a permanent basis this summer.

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