Klopp makes transfer admission on Chelsea spending and FSG approach
Jurgen Klopp is adamant Liverpool won’t be forced to spend much this summer by players like Chelsea as he described the club’s approach to the next transfer window.
The Reds boss has long argued that a string of high profile arrivals was unlikely as Fenway Sports Group battled financial uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.
Liverpool have chosen not to materialize their long-term interest in Germany international Timo Werner, who paved the way for Chelsea to sign the striker for around £ 50million last month, Londoners – who visit Anfield on Wednesday – having also spent £ 35m on Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech and considered the leader of Bayer Leverkusen valued at £ 70m playmaker Kai Havertz.
Chelsea, however, served a transfer ban last summer and recovered around £ 150million from sales of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata.
While Manchester United and Manchester City are also expected to spend big this summer, many Reds fans feared the gap to the Premier League, European and world champions could be closed next season.
But Klopp pointed out last year – when Liverpool had limited business in the market and won the title in record time – as a reason to keep faith in the club’s methods.