Jurgen Klopp has made a clear statement against other clubs ahead of the summer transfer market. The Liverpool boss insists that his club will not be overpaying for any players as they look to strengthen their team for next season.
What’s the news?
Liverpool are very keen on ending the current football season. The club isn’t having their best season ever and are on the verge of missing out on Champions League football next year. Klopp has been given the trust by the club’s board to turn their fortunes around and Liverpool are set to make some major investments in their squad this summer. The German boss did warn other clubs as he is not prepared to over pay for any player anymore.
What did Klopp say?
Speaking to reporters ahead of the weekend, Klopp said: “If they are overpriced we cannot do it. We cannot buy the player then. We will bring in players. I am pretty sure we will bring in the players we want and those who will help us. I am pretty confident of that. You never know 100% until they are signed but it is not new that some clubs might try that [to raise the asking price].”
“Let me say it like this: You identify a position and you have not only one option on the position. That means they should all be good, to be honest really good. You might have a favourite but if the other club doesn’t want to sell or someone else will pay the price then we cannot go with it, but usually we got the players we wanted.”
Liverpool transfer targets
The Reds had a huge interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, but the England international has reportedly chosen to join Real Madrid instead. Brighton Hove & Albion midfielder Alexis Mac Allister is now their main transfer target and it’s believed that Liverpool are trying to speed up the negotiations as they hope to outsmart the competition for the Argentinian. Other names that have been linked to Anfield are Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic and Bayern Munich wonderkid Ryan Gravenberch.