Klopp hits out at staff after Liverpool miss out on £15m wonderkid - report
By Tom Blackburn
Jurgen Klopp was furious with his scouting team after Oliver Burke’s shock £15million transfer to Red Bull Leipzig, according to a report.
The Sun claim that Klopp gave his staff a telling-off for not pursuing Burke more efficiently, having pinpointed him as one for the future.
The attacking midfielder completed a shock move from Nottingham Forest to Leipzig on a five-year deal in the final days of the transfer window, as the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, West Ham, Sunderland and European giants Bayern Munich missed out on the youngster.
The 19-year-old Scot played 31 times for the Forest first team, scoring six goals and supplying three assists, before his transfer.
Burke, already a full Scotland international, has begun the season in sensational style, scoring four goals in Forest’s opening five Championship matches.
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Burke’s performances have earned him high acclaim, and former Forest team-mate Thomas Lam has previously compared the teenage sensation to Gareth Bale.
“He is a great talent and potentially a great player,” Lam said, as quoted by the Nottingham Post. “We know what his strengths are and we see it every week on the pitch.
“He is a similar player to Gareth Bale. I do not want to say he is definitely going to be as good as him. But you can see the similarities there.
Burke could be given his Bundesliga bow next weekend, when his new side take on European heavyweights Borussia Dortmund in the league.
In other Nottingham Forest transfer news, they agreed terms with a goalkeeper terms shortly before the transfer deadline.