Liverpool faced Sporting CP as a part of their preseason preparation looking ahead of next season, an exciting game that ended up with a 2-2 tie.
Notably, it was Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes the one player that drew most of the attention on this matchup, as the 24-year-old midfielder is drawing a lot of interest from English Premier League teams, more specifically Manchester United.
Hence, reporters asked Liverpool’s boss Jurgen Klopp about his opinion on Fernandes, and how would it feel to play against him in the domestic tournament if he signs for their longtime rivals:
“If he (signs for Manchester United) then we will face him. He’s obviously a really good player. They have already a few really good players, so that will probably make them stronger. It’s not nice, but (Manchester United’s signings are) not our cup of tea, to be honest,” Klopp told reporters, as quoted by Sport360.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made Bruno Fernandes his top transfer target for the summer after the 24-year-old scored 20 goals to go along with 13 assists in Primeira Liga.
However, the midfielder didn’t seem too worried or excited about what may or may not happen with his future, claiming he wasn’t in charge of where he’ll play next year:
“I don’t care about the transfer market. I’ve talked about this a lot, I don’t need to talk anymore. I already said I would like to play in England. When the club decides (is when it will happen). I’m not in charge,” Fernandes told the media.
The Red Devils haven’t made the noise everybody expected out of them during the first month of the transfer window, but they’ve already completed the signings of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, so adding a player as talented as Fernandes will help them ease the public’s opinion about their quiet offseason.