Klopp hoping to spend big and take Liverpool forward
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will need to continue to spend big money on the right players if they are to carry on challenging at the very top.
Klopp famously hit out at Manchester United’s big money move for Paul Pogba, but has since had to change his tune having spent big money on his side over the last couple of years.
Bringing in Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Naby Keita was part of an outlay of £170m last summer, adding to the £75m he already spent on Virgil van Dijk in January, although it paid off as the Reds lifted the Champions League in Madrid.
It was not enough to capture the Premier League title though despite a record effort, and Klopp says the club will need to spend again to avoid falling back into the pack.
Liverpool have not yet added to their squad this summer, but Klopp has shown previously that he’s willing to wait for the right player, and he’s also proved Liverpool aren’t afraid of spending big money.
‘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,’ Klopp said on a documentary on German broadcaster ZDF.
‘Everybody’s splashing the cash, so we have to do the same.’