Joey Barton reacts to Klopp appointment, says Liverpool must have made promise

Joey Barton says Liverpool must have promised Jurgen Klopp backing in the transfer market.

Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of Jurgen Klopp - announcing the news via their official Twitter feed. 

Klopp replaces Brendan Rodgers who was fired last weekend, after an uninspired start to the season.

Controversial Burnley midfielder Joey Barton reacted on Twitter to the news, describing it as 'huge', but suggested the club must have promised him big money to spend in upcoming transfer windows.

Liverpool may be wise to hold back in January however, buying quality rather than quantity, if available, with mid-season signings often difficult to acquire and taking time to settle.

In Klopp, Liverpool have a manager capable of attracting the very best players in Europe, a trait Brendan Rodgers did not possess, or had not earned through his career so far.

The German will want to get to know his squad over the course of the season, and next summer even assess returning loan players like Lazar Markovic, Tiago Ilori and even Mario Balotelli.

Klopp is also renowned for working with and developing youth players, and for this reason his appointment mid-season is good news, to allow him several months to get to know the youngsters at the club and work out who he sees capable of making the jump into the first team, potentially saving millions in the transfer market.

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