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Jurgen Klopp: I don’t have to spend millions in buying players – Liverpool can still stay on Top

sports.ndtv: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp does not believe he has to spend “millions” in the transfer market, saying it is a tricky task to improve his Premier League winners. Klopp’s side were last week crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years with a record seven games to go.

The coronavirus outbreak, which put the Premier League on hold for three months, is likely to have a significant impact on the football transfer market. But Klopp said even if he had a significant war chest, spending it would not necessarily be easy or the right thing to do.

The club decided not to compete with Chelsea for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner even though he had been heavily linked with a move to Anfield.

Fringe players Xherdan Shaqiri and Adam Lallana look likely to be among those who will be leaving the club.

“COVID has of course influenced both sides with ins and outs, that is completely normal, and it’s just not likely that it will be the most busy summer in the world,” Klopp told reporters.

“But maybe at a later point in the year, if the transfer window is still open, we will know more. But this squad… look at it.

“It is not a squad you have to change now and say ‘OK, we need this position and this position’.”

The Liverpool boss said he had a “first 16 or 17” who could all play at the same level.

“We cannot spend millions and millions and millions because we want to or we think it is nice to do,” he added. “We never wanted that.”

Klopp’s last big buy was the purchase of Alisson Becker for 65 million pounds (USD 80 million) in 2018.

Since then the outlay has been relatively small. Teenagers Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg have joined the club along with Adrian and Takumi Minamino, who arrived from RB Salzburg for 7.25 million pounds in January.

But the club has invested heavily in longer contracts for their key players and Klopp said his youngsters had the potential to make a major impact.

Wales under-19 international Neco Williams has impressed, along with academy graduate Curtis Jones and fellow young forward Elliott.

“You have to be creative and we try to be creative,” said Klopp. “We try to find solutions internally and there is still a lot to come. We have three or four players who can make big steps.”

The Liverpool manager knows the expectations on his side will be greater next season.

“I have heard people say it is only a real thing if we win twice in a row, but that is really funny,” he said. “That is obviously an English thing.

“When we (former club Borussia Dortmund) became champions in 2011 nobody told us we had to become champions again.”

Source: Published by sports.ndtv

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ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
2 months ago

Jurgen klopp already have a balance team

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
2 months ago

They still have good players

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
2 months ago

True talk coach

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
2 months ago

True talk

BLESSING IGONI
BLESSING IGONI
2 months ago

Nice update

UGOCHUKW ADIELA
UGOCHUKW ADIELA
2 months ago

I don’t see any need of buying player again

Aba Osita Oscar
Aba Osita Oscar
2 months ago

He is sure of what he said

Adisa Taiwo
Adisa Taiwo
2 months ago

True talk

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
2 months ago

Alright

Dimude chinonso johnbosco
Dimude chinonso johnbosco
2 months ago

So much wisdom in what he said

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
2 months ago

True talk my boss klopp

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
2 months ago

He needs to add one or two players

Aremoh James Oyewole
Aremoh James Oyewole
2 months ago

Nice one

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
2 months ago

Yes great one

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
2 months ago

That’s right.

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
2 months ago

klop has a good team

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
2 months ago

Klopp is a very good coach

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
2 months ago

Morgen klopp is a good coach n can groom a player

Oyewale Emmanuel
Oyewale Emmanuel
2 months ago

He definitely doesnt need it

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
2 months ago

Okay

Ayorinde Olanrewaju
Ayorinde Olanrewaju
2 months ago

True,liverpool has it all

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
2 months ago

Klopp is doing well.

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
2 months ago

All Liverpool players are super talented players

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
2 months ago

that’s true

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
2 months ago

He is on point

godwin emetu
godwin emetu
2 months ago

Yes, is good to be creative

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
2 months ago

Yes, best coach

odudu eseoghene
odudu eseoghene
2 months ago

Already has a formidable team

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
2 months ago

True talk but he needs to buy more player

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
2 months ago

Klopp is right

Lawal Oladimeji
Lawal Oladimeji
2 months ago

True talk

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
2 months ago

Okay oo.

Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
2 months ago

They players all in good condition

Tochukwu Amadike
Tochukwu Amadike
2 months ago

His team is still good

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
2 months ago

You need to sign new players

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
2 months ago

True

Olalere Oluwasegun
Olalere Oluwasegun
2 months ago

They still have a good team

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
2 months ago

Too much spend on player always bring disappointment

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
2 months ago

The team didn’t need any player for now

Esther areo
Esther areo
2 months ago

Nice update klopp

Raheeem mustapha abiodun
Raheeem mustapha abiodun
2 months ago

he is a good coach

Owojuyigbe Folakemi
Owojuyigbe Folakemi
2 months ago

There are good players already

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
2 months ago

That’s a wise statement. I see absolutely no reason to buy more players.

Nwakasi Ikenna
Nwakasi Ikenna
2 months ago

He already has a good team
He just needs midfield

Godwin osuya
Godwin osuya
2 months ago

The Liverpool team is already complete

Praise Akpum
Praise Akpum
2 months ago

They have great players

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
2 months ago

Yeah you are right

Nlemadim chinedu
Nlemadim chinedu
2 months ago

Nice updates

ikechukwu
ikechukwu
2 months ago

thats true and really a good coach

Sokunbi Bayo
Sokunbi Bayo
2 months ago

Well spoken klopp