Plenty of Liverpool fans will be heaving a sigh of relief after hearing the latest comments from their manager, Jurgen Klopp.
The German boss who delivered the club their 6th Champions League trophy last season is pro-football and completely against the mentality of spending money to collect wins. He has voiced this opinion before when Manchester United signed Paul Pogba for a then world-record fee in 2016.
The former Borussia Dortmund boss was quoted, “Other clubs can go out and spend money and collect top players. I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money.”
After a hugely successful season, Klopp had made claims that the Reds were not going to spend big on star players like their recent transfer windows. But now he believes otherwise.
“Back when I was in Germany, Bayern had a bottomless pit of money, like £100m,” he said. “In today’s market, that gets you one centre-back. So this bottomless pit of money is enough to buy one player in today’s world and that doesn’t even cover their wages. The market has changed more than I expected, but I stand by what I said.
“Maybe things were lost in translation but my point was, if we reach a point where football is solely about money and not football, then I’m leaving; and I still feel the same way about it.
“Liverpool is an ambitious club and if we didn’t spend the same amount of money as others, we wouldn’t be able to compete. Everybody’s splashing the cash, so we have to do the same.”