Jurgen Klopp warns players motivated by money


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit out at players who sanctions huge cash to lead their professions and cautioned that he won’t go crazy’s on player wages.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager hit at the increasing tendency of players to move towards the Chinese Super League in search of a massive pay hike, with Chelsea midfielder Oscar being one of the recent to move in that direction this week.

While talking to Liverpool Echo, Klopp said: “We believe that if someone needs to be convinced by money then at one point when you really need character you will not get it. I can say we don’t want to convince players with money, we want to convince them with the way we go.”

Klopp has also expressed that Anfield is the ideal place for a young player to achieve his potential but warned that those who persuaded by money should Liverpool. Klopp claimed players at Anfield will always be paid according to the club’s position and they would never lure anyone for a hefty fee.

“Maybe there are a few clubs in world football who can play better and if you can go there, these few clubs, yeah then do it,” Klopp said. “But for all the rest this should be the best place to be.

“But for all the rest this should be the best place to be.

“I would say at the moment that LFC is a really good place to be for a player to develop, to get the best out of your career and all that stuff. That is how we live,” the German added under whom all the young players like Origi, Firmino and academy youngsters like Ojo, Woodburn have started to manage eyeballs.

The German manager said he only believes in developing as a team and to improve as a whole.

“I said a few months ago, the biggest teams in the world they didn’t change a lot, they developed together, then bring him in and that in and so on and improve a little bit and then in the end, you have a wonderful team.”

Liverpool are currently second in the table, six points behind leaders Chelsea and are in the market to strengthen in January. They will face Stoke City at their home this weekend next to continue their fight for their maiden title under Klopp.