Liverpool fans have been offering their verdicts on Jurgen Klopp’s transfer comments and it seems supporters are relatively split on the club’s policy.
There is a growing concern in some quarters at a lack of transfer activity as Liverpool continue to wait on the sidelines in the summer transfer window.
The coronavirus pandemic has hindered the summer window for some clubs but others are thinking short-term and have the backing to still go on sprees, such as Chelsea.
When Liverpool have spent big of late, they get it right. The major captures of goalkeeping star Alisson and centre-back stalwart Virgil van Dijk are evidence of that.
But there is a natural worry when the likes of rivals Chelsea drop £200 million in one summer in a bid to catch up, while Man City have been spending big again to keep Pep Guardiola’s men in contention after losing their title to the Reds.
Such concerns have led to Klopp being quizzed about Liverpool’s transfer policy, which the Reds boss defended, pointing to titles won in recent years.
“We live in a world at the moment with a lot of uncertainty,” said Klopp. “For some clubs it seems to be less important how uncertain the future is – owned by countries, owned by oligarchs, that’s the truth.
“We’re a different kind of club. We got to the Champions League final two years ago, we won it last year, and became Premier League champions last season by being the club we are, by being led the way we are led.
“We cannot just change it overnight and say ‘so now we want to behave like Chelsea, now we want to behave like them’ now they’ve signed a lot of players.
“That can be an advantage, of course, but that means they have to fit together pretty quickly as well. It’s not only about bringing quality in.”
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Liverpool fan lfclee800 responded in the comments section below the Klopp article on the Echo by stating that he is worried about the lack of cover for top stars at the club.
“Look at our Premier League rivals who have taken it up a notch by buying big, look I’m worried if our front three get injured or even our back four get injured, especially Van Dijk. We have no cover up front or at the back and we have conceded a lot of goals in our last few games in the Premier League.
“Look no major business in three years it’s not good, we can get away with it for a year or two but three years It’s very bad not good enough and our rivals I believe have now caught up especially City and Chelsea.”
Liverpool fan ‘General Punk’ countered that point by saying: “In Klopp & FSG we trust. We are riding the crest of a wave. I have watched the club waste £500 million on average not anymore.
“The wait is over, our time is now. I wouldn’t swap our squad or manager for any in Europe.”
But there are some Liverpool fans who have the opinion that Klopp is working under too much of a restriction in the transfer market.
JJimmyb30 added: “Jurgen is trying to keep everyone positive (good guy). He Is the best in the world and does not deserve to work under such constraints which is why he won’t go beyond his contract.”