Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides transfer update with comment on Chelsea’s spending
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he won’t be displeased if he is unable to sign anyone in the summer transfer window and aimed a small warning to Chelsea on their spending ahead of next season. Klopp was urged by many to make a number of signings last summer in order to close the gap to Manchester City having finished one point behind Pep Guardiola’s side in a tight title race.
Back-up goalkeeper Adrian was the club’s only real first-team recruit though while City spent close to £150m on new recruits.
But Liverpool started the season on fire with eight consecutive wins as they took the fight to the reigning champions.
Klopp’s side kept racking up the wins, picking up all three points in 26 of their first 27 games of the season to break all kinds of Premier League records before eventually wrapping up the title last month.
Having such a huge gap to their rivals has led to clubs such as Chelsea already spending big on new players to try and challenge Liverpool next season.
Frank Lampard has already spent £90million on signing Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech while a deal for Kai Havertz looks close to being completed.
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Klopp will be faced with the question once again on how to improve his Liverpool squad in the transfer market with his rivals spending big.
But the Liverpool boss believes the level of performance his side showed this year in winning the Premier League is not something teams can buy in the transfer market.
“I’m completely happy with my squad 100 per cent,” he said.
“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 don’t want, we just try to make right decisions constantly.
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“Then COVID came so it changed the situation again.
“It’s not that we think we cannot improve even on a transfer basis, we just do what is possible for us and what we are able to do.
“Other teams, maybe they know more about the future, I have no idea.
“But the main difference between us and other teams this year was consistency.
“You saw how tight the game was when we won against Chelsea and now they are so many points behind us but it is not a 30-point gap.
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“The gaps you see on a daily basis on the pitch when we play against each other.
“They can really play football and they could have won this game as well but my boys were resilient like mad.
“That was the difference and I don’t know if you can buy that on the transfer market.
“We had to build this as well so that needed time. It’s not about spending, it’s about having the right time for the next season but always based on your own situation.
“We cannot buy because other teams buy and we cannot buy because everybody wants us to, we can buy if we have the money for it and the need for it.
“If one of these things is not there then we will not and we will go again.”
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