Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, has disclosed that he and the club’s owners do not always agree on transfer decisions. In 2010, Fenway Sports Group (FSG) purchased Liverpool and have overseen a period of success, but they have also received criticism from some fans for what they see as a lack of investment in the transfer market.
Jurgen Klopp: "The decision of the budget comes from the owners and the other decisions come from us. If the budget is the budget, then we have to do what we can do". 🔴 #LFC
"Other clubs can do more than us in some situations [spending money]. It's obvious". pic.twitter.com/xY521ZSiJE
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 15, 2023
Liverpool Backing Away From The Pursuit Of Jude Bellingham
Earlier this season, FSG expressed their openness to investment opportunities, and there have been rumours of a potential sale of the club. According to reports from the past week, the Reds had withdrawn from the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, despite being one of the leading candidates for his signature, much to the disappointment of Liverpool fans.
The Merseyside club‘s plans for the upcoming transfer window have led them to reassess the possibility of spending a significant portion of their budget on a single player due to their need for multiple midfield acquisitions.
Even if they were to pursue Jude Bellingham, they would need to make an exceptionally appealing offer to secure his services, which could consume a substantial amount of their budget. Therefore, Jurgen Klopp was forced to move away from their long-standing target, and it was wise in a way as this would allow them to concentrate on their plan of revamping the squad.
Jurgen Klopp, During His Press Conference On Friday
Klopp was repeatedly questioned about Bellingham and his relationship with FSG during a press conference on Friday amidst accusations of the club’s frugal spending.
“It is clear other clubs can do in some situations more than us,” Klopp said.
“I am the wrong person to ask about that, but that’s it. I am always here explaining it, and that is the bit that is not so cool, to be honest. It is not my money we are talking about…
“You know how the process is; what you want to know is, as I sit here, am I angry that we can’t do this or that? No, I am not. I don’t agree all the time with everything we do…but I am employed here. I am not here to be angry about things that will work out or not work out.
“If I am angry, we don’t all of a sudden have more money or resources to do everything.”