Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he has changed his opinion regarding past comments about record transfer fees paid by his rivals in the past.
After Paul Pogba’s £89m move to Manchester United in 2016, Klopp said he would quit football if such fees became commonplace.
Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson joined Liverpool earlier this week in a deal worth up to £65 million, making him the latest big-money recruit to move to Anfield in the past 12 months, following Virgil van Dijk (£75m), Naby Keita (£52.75m), Fabinho (£44m) and Mohamed Salah (£40m) taking their total spending over the past 12 months to almost £250ml.
“That is the problem these days, “Whatever bullshit you say, nobody will forget it,” Klopp Said.
“On the other side, it is still kind of true. I couldn’t imagine the world would change like that two and a half years ago. £100m was a crazy number.”
“Since then the world has changed completely. I am sure at this moment we have signed the most-expensive goalkeeper. It is early in the transfer window. There will be some nice transfers to follow.”
“My responsibility is for this club to be as successful as possible. It is not for me to push through my thoughts and say we don’t want to buy players or pay big money and in the end Liverpool is not successful. That doesn’t work.”
“We have a really good squad. To improve it is expensive. Better players than we already have are not waiting around the corner.”
We don’t care what the world around us is thinking, like Man United didn’t care what I said. It is only an opinion in that moment.”
“Did I change my opinion? Yes. That is true. But it is better to change your opinion than never have one. That is it.”
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