Date published: Friday 21st June 2019 1:07
Jurgen Klopp reckons Liverpool must continue ‘splashing the cash’ to maintain their progress after a successful 2018/19 season.
The Reds lost the Premier League title race on the last day of the season to Manchester City, while they still managed to pick up silverware with their Champions League final triumph over Tottenham.
The Evening Standard recently claimed that Klopp only wants to make ‘minor tweaks’ to his squad and is ‘reluctant to splash out huge sums on attacking reinforcements’.
“Back when I was in Germany, Bayern had a bottomless pit of money, like £100m,” Klopp told German broadcaster ZDF.
“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.”