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Liverpool boss Klopp Issues Defiant Transfer Message Amid Chelsea Spending

Liverpool boss Klopp issues defiant transfer message amid Chelsea ...


The German is adamant that he will not purchase new players just for the sake of it, with the Blues having already signed Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will not spend money simply because their Premier League rivals do, as he reiterated his happiness with his current squad at Anfield.

The Reds look increasingly likely to embark upon a low-key summer transfer window, as the financial impact of Covid-19 becomes clear.

The newly-crowned Premier League champions are still being linked to players – most notably Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara – but pulled out of the race to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig earlier in the year, with the Germany striker eventually signing for Wednesday night’s opponents Chelsea.
The Londoners are set to spend further, pursuing deals for the likes of Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell having already landed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax. Manchester City, too, are expected to be busy, with Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake and Valencia starlet Ferran Torres among their targets.
Liverpool have not spent heavily over the past two seasons. They signed Takumi Minamino from Red Bull Salzburg in January for a little over £7 million, but last summer opted to only bring in two youth prospects, Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Elliott, and two back-up goalkeepers in Andy Lonergan and Adrian.
That plan worked, with the Reds romping to the Premier League title in record-breaking fashion, and Klopp says he remains happy with the options he has at his disposal.
“I'm completely happy with my squad, 100 per cent,” he told reporters. “I was last year when everybody asked us to sign him and him and him. Because of our reasons, we didn't do it. It's not that we didn't want to do it.
"We try to make right decisions constantly, but then Covid came and changed the situation again and not for the better - for all business in the world, not just football.
"It's not that we don't think we cannot improve, even on a transfer basis. We just do what is possible for us and what we are able to do.

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