Liverpool team management have been extremely active this transfer window, and Jurgen Klopp already secured the services of world-class players on different positions. The latest player on this list is AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who was signed the other day for a deal worth up to £65million.
The Brazilian’s transfer for such a hefty fee naturally turned people’s attention to Klopp’s earlier comment on big-spending rivals. A couple of years ago, when Manchester United signed Paul Pogba for a sizeable transfer fee, many pundits including the Liverpool manager criticized the big clubs’ policies by and large. With tables turned, the Reds have now joined the wagon and that inadvertently drew comments from the rival supporters.
However, the Anfield boss did not seem affected with this criticism. While talking to the BBC, Klopp openly admitted that he was wrong before, “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.”
At the same time, he mentioned that having these stars in the squad is the most important thing for him. He added, “We don’t care what the world around us is thinking. Like Manchester United didn’t care what I said.
“Whatever people say and bring it up again and again, I have had worse days in my life and worse things happen to me. We have the players we wanted. I am fine with that.”
For the record, Liverpool have already got Fabinho from Monaco, Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, after signing reliable defender Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton during the last winter window.
Further, the German agreed that the world has changed completely, so far as the transfer policies and fees are concerned.
“Better players than we already have are not waiting around the corner. You can’t get the world-class goalkeeper who had a really long contract at Roma on a free transfer”, Klopp said. “It is not for me to say we don’t want to pay big money because in the end Liverpool is not successful. That doesn’t work.”
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