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“If I score Liverpool will sign me,” said Burnley’s Ashley Barnes

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Ashley Barnes of Burnley celebrates following the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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The Clarets’ footballer said he received a text from Reds’ Jurgen Klopp wishing him good luck in their match today against Manchester City.

Burnley will play today against Manchester City in the English Premier League.

And Clarets’ footballer Ashley Barnes has revealed how he received a text by Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp wishing him good luck.

“I’ve had a few messages yesterday from Liverpool fans making a joke of it but it’s all good,” Barnes told Goal.com

“It would mean everything [to win against City].”

“Klopp has even given me a sly text to say that if I score he might sign me for next season – so I might be on the move!” he added.

“But look, for something so silly, it would be a massive thing if I was to score and we were to win. All of us would probably go down in Liverpool history if we helped them out.”

“These are the games I relish. The ones I want to be playing in. As long as I train well and get selected I can’t do anymore. I love playing against big teams especially,” he continued.

“Ten of my 31 goals in the Premier League have come against the big teams. It’s a great stat for me personally. I thrive in any game, you just try to hit the back of the net. Lucky for me a lot of my goals have come against big teams.”

“You just want to show what you’re capable of and hopefully I have done that, shown how good I am,” the footballer concluded.