Jurgen Klopp comments on spending power at Liverpool and among rivals

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp looks on during the warm up

Klopp has had a busy summer in the transfer market.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp watches the players warm upLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp watches the players warm up

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp doesn't seem too bothered at the spending power his Premier League rivals possess - with some spending in excess of £50 million on players, saying that he wants to build success in a different way.

Klopp has said that no-one has prevented him from signing a player for the Reds during his tenure so far having seen seven new arrivals at the club this summer. 

The Reds' boss is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “If you bring one player in for £100 million or whatever and he gets injured then it all goes through the chimney.

“I don’t know exactly how much money we could spend because nobody has told me up to this point ‘no, no, no you can’t do this’. If I spend money it is because I am trying to build a real team.

“You can win championships, you can win titles. But maybe there is a manner in which you want it. It is about how it is.”

Liverpool's Sadio Mane in actionLiverpool's Sadio Mane in action

It's clear that Liverpool have money to spend but the transfer market is heavily inflated right now, especially given the amount of television money that has come into the game ahead of the new season. They have been prepared to spend close to a record fee on Sadio Mane to secure his services from Southampton - and what many would consider a hefty sum for a player from the Championship in Georginio Wijnaldum.

However, Klopp does point that not every side can go for the same player - if that were the case then a lot of teams were going to be disappointed, and from a transfer point of view different teams operate at different levels.

Liverpool's Loris Karius (2nd L) in actionLiverpool's Loris Karius (2nd L) in action

There are several examples of Liverpool shopping around for good deals with their transfer business. They will hope that both Loris Karius and Marko Grujic will develop into players that make their transfer fees look like buttons by comparison, and Joel Matip on a free transfer looks low risk but one they will hope demonstrate shrewd business taking place in the market. 

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

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