Jurgen Klopp comments on reported Liverpool target Lorenzo Insigne

14th April 2019, Anfield, Liverpool, England; EPL Premier League football, Liverpool versus Chelsea; Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp smiles as the match kicks off

Premier League chasers Liverpool have been heavily linked with Napoli's Serie A star Insigne but is the Italian forward heading to Anfield?

Lorenzo Insigne player of SSC Napoli celebrates the victory after the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between SSC Napoli and Liverpool at Stadio San Paolo on October 3, 2018 in...

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down speculation linking the Anfield giants with a move for Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne this summer, in quotes reported by Goal.

There has been plenty of speculation about the 28-year-old’s future in recent weeks amid claims that Napoli president Aurelio Di Laurentiis is willing to cash in on his star man.

 

And Liverpool have been the team most heavily linked with a player who scored a Champions League winner against the Reds in the group stages last year. La Repubblica claimed in January that the Premier League challengers were preparing a bid of around £61 million.

Corriere dello Sport, meanwhile, suggested on Wednesday that the 5ft 4ins Italy international is interested in the idea of working under the charismatic Klopp.

Napoli's Italian striker Lorenzo Insigne (L) crosses the ball past Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, first leg, football match...

But, speaking ahead of Friday’s clash with already relegated Huddersfield Town, Klopp has admitted that Insigne is unlikely to join this summer - although he is a big fan of the skilful little winger.

“We will not sign Lorenzo Insigne. He is a very good player but he has a long-term contract at Napoli (until 2022). We will not even try it.”

Insigne has scored 13 goals and provided seven assists for Napoli this season but where would he fit into a Liverpool side with arguably the most feared and well-established front threes in world football?

Lorenzo Insigne of Italy during the  UEFA Nations league match between Poland  v Italy  at the Slaski Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Chorzow

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