Jurgen Klopp speaks on Ozan Kabak’s future at Liverpool
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp told the club’s official website that a decision about Ozan Kabak’s future at the club will be made shortly.
The 21-year-old moved from Schalke to the Reds during the January transfer window to solve the central defender crisis.
Kabak has made 13 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions, including all Champions League knockouts.
There was some talk about the future of the Turkish international. A recent report by The Sun claimed they would not be spending £ 18m on a player who would be largely on the bench for the next season.
Klopp praised Kabak for his performance for Liverpool this season and confirmed that a decision will be made after the final match day.
Before the game against Crystal Palace, the German said: “Ozan was absolutely amazing – he did a great job and not to forget that he is a young, young boy with incredible experience.
“He was in various clubs – he moved from Turkey to Germany at an early age. He played in two big clubs in Germany in difficult situations, which is obviously not his fault. We could all see when he got here, it took a bit of time to adjust.
“Then he played great games for us – I don’t want to single out any games, but the two Leipzig games were absolutely unbelievable when you consider how good Leipzig can be.
“Everything about the future – we will talk about that and decide after the last day of the match. There is obviously enough time for that and nothing else to really say about it. “
For a young player, it is never easy to move from the Bundesliga to the Premier League and adapt immediately, especially if you are thrown straight into the starting XI.
Kabak did some decent performance at the heart of the defense, however.
He helped the team keep clean sheets against RB Leipzig and Real Madrid and has shown that he can do well in the Premier League.
However, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez back, Kabak would likely appear sporadically, especially if Liverpool are also linked to Ibrahima Konate.
It would be a handy option that could help the Reds do well in the cup competitions or when the regular starters are not available.
Kabak won’t play for Liverpool in their final game of the season against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
The next time we see him it will probably be at the European Championship. He was elected to Turkey’s provisional squad and is expected to be featured in the tournament.
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