The fallen Premier League champions enter the final three games of the season with their four best prospects on the line after a title defense wrecked by injuries and inconsistencies.
The Merseyside club reported pre-tax losses of £ 46million earlier this month – and estimated the final cost of the coronavirus pandemic will reach £ 120million.
And Klopp has now admitted that the Anfield bosses have two transfer strategies in place for the summer – neither of which include a major overhaul of his squad.
Klopp said: “What happens in one season always has an impact on the following season.
“From the point of view of success and money, it’s clear.
“So we try to be prepared for pretty much anything from a scouting and training standpoint.
“Qualifying for the Champions League is always our main goal because it’s really important for the club.
“But if we don’t qualify, we won’t suddenly stop playing and we won’t buy eight players if we qualify.
“So there is not a big difference. We will see how it works.
“This season has seen so many turns and ups and downs, but qualifying is important – that’s clear.
“And for the players, it’s even more important from the point of view of the joy.
“They all desperately want to play in the Champions League – and we have to use it. “
Liverpool have already reached a £ 30.5million deal to sign imposing RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate at the end of the season.
But Klopp has other problems.
Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino both suffered from poor form, while Gini Wijnaldum will leave Anfield when his contract expires and question marks will remain over the future of Naby Kieta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Liverpool boosted their hopes of a top-four finish by scoring Klopp’s first win at Manchester United on Thursday night.
Now they have to build on that 4-2 win by beating relegated West Brom to the Hawthorns and then scoring maximum points against Burnley and Crystal Palace.
Kop’s boss has warned his players that they will only get what they deserve and Liverpool’s status as one of Europe’s elite clubs will not count for nothing.
He said: “I don’t think they’ll give us a wild card – and some other good teams aren’t there too.
“Imagine a Champions League without Juventus?
“It’s a tricky question, but that’s how it is. You must deserve to be a part of it. Otherwise, you are not.
A year after winning the club’s first Premier League trophy on an empty Kop, the prospect of qualifying for the Champions League in front of fans on the last day of the season is something Klopp refuses to consider.
He said: “I would like to talk about it next Thursday or Friday because nothing has happened yet.
“The only chance to do that is to win games. I don’t know if the Palace game will be the game where we can reach the Champions League right now.
“We have two massive games in between, so I didn’t think about that for a second. “
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