Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool could have considered Ibrahimovic if he didn't play for United

Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool could have considered Ibrahimovic if he didn't play for United

- Jurgen Klopp has denied Liverpool's alleged move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic amid speculation of EPL return

- The Swedish star parted ways with California side LA Galaxy on Thursday after a two-year spell

- He has been heavily linked with different clubs across Europe but Liverpool have denied eyeing the giant striker

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has finally addressed growing speculation surrounding Zlatan Ibrahimovic's sensational switch to the club, poking fun at Premier League rivals Man United in the process.

Ibrahimovic left Major League Soccer (MLS) fans in suspense after he posted a hilarious tweet suggesting he has called it quit with California side LA Galaxy.

He scored quite impressive 53 goals in 58 appearances for the MLS side in his two-season spell in America.

At 38, the former Swedish star, who had successful spell across European top flights, has been linked with a possible return to Spain and England, but the German manager brushed off the possibility of signing the giant striker.

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"If he had not played for Manchester United before, then we might have considered him," Klopp told Swedish newspaper Sportbladet.

"I'm not even sure he wanted to play here. We're a pretty intense team."

The former Borussia Dortmond manager, meanwhile, eulogised the former PSG star, hailing him for his "efforts, love his confidence."

"With that said, I couldn't have had more respect for Zlatan. I love his whole career, love his efforts, love his confidence.

"He's a fantastic character and I really hope he doesn't stop playing football. The world will miss him too much," the 51-year-old manager said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become a January target for Serie A side Bologna when his contract with LA Galaxy expires in December.

It was understood that the 38-year-old wants to join Napoli as well as Inter Milan when the winter window opens in January.

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According to Italian news media outlet Corriere dello Sport, Bologna are interested in bringing the Swedish striker back to Italy on a six-month deal.

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