Klopp says Haaland’s transfer will set "new levels" as star nears Man City move

Jurgen Klopp has stated Erling Haaland's mega-money switch to Manchester City will set "new levels" for Liverpool in the transfer market.

The Borussia Dortmund sensation, 21, is expected to seal a €60m (£51.4m) transfer to the Premier League champions in the next few days after passing a medical in Brugge on Monday afternoon.

The decision to stall on signing top target Harry Kane is widely regarded to have cost the Cityzens a spot in this season's Champions League final. And Pep Guardiola has moved swiftly in the summer market to ensure a similar mistake is not made this time around.

Boasting an insane record in front of goal, the arrival of Haaland is likely to send shivers down the spines of their Premier League rivals – the Norwegian ace has racked up an incredible 85 goals in 88 games for Dortmund.

"I signed a new contract knowing City will not stop developing," Klopp told Sky Sports. "It's not about City to define if we can be happy or not. It's about us and what we can make of it.

"You have so many opportunities and so many different ways to win a football game. We have to find just one. It's possible obviously and you can do that – you face City in two, three competitions, Champions League – six times a year, more often than all the rest!

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"We play against all the other teams, yes. But if Erling Haaland goes there that will not weaken them. Definitely not. I know in the moment that other people talk about money, but this transfer will set new levels. Let me say this!"

In a nail-biting title race, Liverpool trail City by three points heading into the final few weeks of the season Their hopes of securing the quadruple now rest on Pep Guardiola's side slipping up in one of their three remaining fixtures with the first opportunity on Wednesday evening against Wolves.

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