Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool’s summer transfer spending.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has stood up for the amount the club has spent over in the ongoing transfer window.
2 years ago the German manager joked about United’s spending of £90m for Paul Pogba, saying that he will quit football instead of spending soo much in transfer window.
The manager was seen defending Liverpool’s world-record of £67m transfer spending after signing goalkeeper Alisson.
He said, “I’ll do whatever it takes to make Liverpool successful,”
“I couldn’t have imagined since then that the world would change like it has. Two years ago £100million was a crazy number. Since then the world has changed completely”
“First and foremost my responsibility is to make this club as successful as possible. It’s not about pushing through my thoughts or saying ‘No, I don’t want to buy players, I don’t want to pay big money’ and then in the end Liverpool FC is not successful”
“We have a really good team, a really good squad and to improve it is expensive. To find better players than we already have, they aren’t waiting around the corner.”
Klopp looked satisfied with the business Liverpool did in ongoing transfer window.
“I really think so far it’s been a really good year for us – very good squad, pretty successful last season, played some wonderful football, but still we needed to replace players,” Klopp added.
“We don’t care what the world around us is thinking, like Man United didn’t care what I had to say about it.
“It was only an opinion in that moment. Did I change my opinion? Yes, it’s true. But it’s better to change opinion than not have one. That’s it.”
Liverpool has added Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson in the ongoing transfer window and has spent over £170 million. Alisson will also be there No.1 goalkeeper this season.
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