Liverpool have ditched their interest in Barcelona defender Martin Montoya, according to The Mirror.
Montoya, who came through Barcelona’s famous youth system, joined Italian outfit Inter Milan on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window.
However, the 24-year-old has yet to make an appearance is Serie A for Inter, and Barcelona, according to The Mirror, had been willing to recall the defender in January.
Good decision from Liverpool?
While Rodgers may have been interested in Montoya, it makes sense for the Liverpool chiefs to listen to Klopp about the defender.
The German manager has only just arrived at Anfield, and he needs time to properly evaluate the players he has got at his disposal.
It is too early for Klopp to identify areas which he needs to strengthen in the January transfer window, as he will first want to gauge if he can improve the players he currently has.