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Liverpool cannot change overnight and try to spend like Chelsea, asserts Jurgen Klopp

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Liverpool have made only one move this summer

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Liverpool cannot change overnight and try to spend like Chelsea, asserts Jurgen Klopp

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SportsCafe Desk

09/10/2020

With Liverpool having made no major additions to their team, Jurgen Klopp has admitted that the Reds cannot afford to sign many players like the way Chelsea have done this summer. The Reds won the 2019 Champions League trophy before lifting the Premier League title last term under Jurgen Klopp.

Ever since Liverpool signed Alisson Becker from AS Roma in what was then a world-record fee for a goalkeeper, the Reds haven’t made any major additions to their team. They’ve opted to make smaller moves instead with Takumi Minamino signing from RB Salzburg for around €10 million, Adrian on a free-transfer and Sepp van den Berg for less than €2 million last season. This summer, their biggest buy so far has been Konstantinos Tsimikas for €13 million although the Reds have been linked with a few moves.

Thiago Alcantara and a few other high profile stars have been linked with a move to Anfield although nothing has materialized as of yet. That has many concerned as the Reds are one of the few clubs in England who haven’t made major changes with Chelsea, Manchester City and a few others all spending. It has seen Jurgen Klopp admit that the world cannot expect Liverpool to “change overnight” and start spending money like the bigwigs. The Liverpool boss also added that these are uncertain times although for “some clubs it seems less important how uncertain the future is”.

"We live in a world at the moment with a lot of uncertainty. For some clubs it seems less important how uncertain the future is. Owned by countries, owned by oligarchs, that's the truth. We are a different kind of club. We got to the Champions League final two years ago, we won it last year. We became Premier League champions last season by being the club we are," Klopp told BBC.

“We cannot change it overnight and say: 'Now we want to behave like Chelsea.' They are signing a lot of players. That can be an advantage, but that means they have to fit together. You cannot bring in the 11 best players in the world and just hope a week later they play the best football. It's about working on the training ground. That will probably be an advantage for us. We've worked quite a while with each other."

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