News ID: 256981
Published: 0159 GMT August 07, 2019

Klopp explains why club spent less than rivals in summer window

Klopp explains why club spent less than rivals in summer window

Jurgen Klopp compared signing players to buying a new car as he explained why Liverpool has had a quiet summer in the transfer market.

While Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham have all spent more than £60 million on their most expensive new recruit, and even Chelsea has completed the permanent signing of loanee Mateo Kovacic while under a ban of registering new players, Liverpool has not strengthened its first XI, The Independent reported.

The club has added only fringe and youth players to its squad with the additions of teenagers Harvey Elliot and Sepp van den Berg, as well as backup goalkeeper Adrian on a free transfer from West Ham.

“You should never do transfers because other clubs are doing transfers,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

“That makes no sense, it’s not about that. And if you sit back for a second and have a look at the squad, do we need more players? People will say, yes, we need a substitute for Sadio Mane, for Mohamed Salah, whatever.

“But those players are here. So, do you get a one-for-one replacement? A big signing? People think that players from other clubs, other countries, are better than the players we have here but without really having the proof, because those players haven’t played here, or whatever else.

“It’s just that what is new is seen as more exciting. It’s like with a new car. Your old car is completely reliable, but you want a new one and two weeks later it breaks down. It looks better, but obviously it’s not that good.”

Liverpool begins its campaign in the new Premier League season’s curtain-raiser on Friday evening against Norwich at Anfield.





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