English Premier League (EPL) club Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has come out in the media to state that he has the final say on all the transfers that happen in Liverpool. He went on to state that there were no instances in the past where he is forced to sign a player.
Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers had commented earlier regarding the transfer policy at Anfield. He stated that there is a transfer committee who operates behind the scene and there lies a pre-arranged list from where players needs to be bought.
“It was a group decision [on who to sign]; it was certainly not something where I would have the sole final say. It’s difficult because you want a player in but if the player is not on the list, you’d have to take someone.” Rodgers said, as reported by Sky Sports.
Klopp suggested that the transfer policy he has experienced in Liverpool is a “normal” one. The German has more control over player purchases. However, he has to have his decision agreed with the club hierarchy.
“If I don’t want a player to come here then he will not come. If a player I want doesn’t fit our budget then he will not come. It’s a normal situation.” Klopp said.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are set to play Exeter for their FA Cup replay. Klopp said that he will be fielding a team similar to one in the first match.
Klopp fielded a young team in the third-round tie at St James’ Park. Cristian Benteke and Jose Enrique were the only senior players to feature in the starting XI.
Ryan Kent and Kevin Stewart were recalled from their loan spells at Coventry and Swindon respectively. Tiago Ilori’s loan with Aston Villa was also cancelled two days prior to the match. All three of them started against Exeter.
“Its not always about the injury situation. It will be similar team to the first match.” Klopp added.
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