Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp makes Aaron Ramsey decision with star to leave Arsenal

LIVERPOOL have turned down the chance to sign Aaron Ramsey on a free transfer in the summer, according to reports.


Posted Friday, November 02, 2018 by Express.co.uk

Ramsey’s future at Arsenal has been in jeopardy since last year with his contract expiring in June 2019.

It emerged in September that Arsenal had ended talks with the Welshman over a new deal, despite the player’s confidence that a deal could Ramsey.

Aaron Ramsey has since expressed his desire to see out his contract in north London, however, meaning he will be a free agent come the summer transfer window after 11 years at Arsenal.

Liverpool will not be one of those clubs, though, because of two reasons, the Mirror reports.

The Merseyside club have been favourites to welcome Ramsey, who would follow in the same footsteps as former Gooner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

But it has now emerged that Ramsey “doesn’t fit the profile” of midfielders that Jurgen Klopp is seeking.

The German coach has bought many youthful players since his arrival at Anfield, and Ramsey - who turns 28 on Boxing Day - does not fit that policy.

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In fact, only two of the 17 players Klopp has signed so far have been older than the attacking midfielder will be at the start of next season.

The second reported reason is because of Ramsey’s extensive injury history.

In March 2010, a then-19-year-old Ramsey broke his leg in a horror tackle from Ryan Shawcross.

That sidelined the midfielder for 248 days, but Ramsey has had 14 spells out since then for different and recurring injuries.

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Klopp believes Ramsey is at an injury-prone age, too, after seeing first-hand how Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana have suffered at a similar time in their careers.

If Ramsey joined Liverpool, he would be hard-stretched for playing time, too.

With the signing of Fabinho in the summer, the Reds now have seven players all vying for the three midfield positions.

Despite Ramsey’s moderate success at Arsenal, he has won three FA Cups and scored 59 goals in 341 appearances for the club, it is unlikely he would usurp a trusted - yet arguably less talented - Ramseyplayer such as James Milner or Jordan Henderson in the starting line-up.

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