Jesus has banged in five goals for Arsenal since his £45million switch from City in the summer and has been a key figure in their great start under Mikel Arteta. The Blues let the Brazil striker go after signing goal machine Erling Haaland and Klopp believes they sanctioned his transfer because the Gunners are not one of their near neighbours and far enough away.
“I know City wouldn’t have sold him to any club, but with Arsenal the distance was enough, geographically. He’s an exceptional player, you always say that. The Gabriel Jesus role at City was a nine and a winger. Last year, everybody said City had no number nine. He was still there, but he played obviously from the wing and now he can play his role”, Klopp said.