Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Liverpool could be in for a quiet month when the January transfer window rolls around, insisting that he ‘couldn’t care less’ about the business other clubs will be doing. Ibrahima Konate joined the Reds on a 5-year contract from RB Leipzig.
Liverpool accepted the Frenchman’s PS36million release clause in order to bring them to Anfield. However, Liverpool did not pursue any additional additions.
The pair were connected with several top-class players including Youri Tielemans, a Leicester City midfielder and Kylian Mbappe, a Paris Saint-Germain forward.
The six-time European champions weren’t able to spend as much as their Premier League rivals.
Manchester United, Chelsea, and Manchester City spent a total of over PS300m on the summer market. Liverpool’s cautious approach towards the window was criticized by its supporters.
Pep Guardiola, the City boss and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the United counterpart hit back at Klopp recently after Klopp publicly highlighted how much money is changing hands at the elite football level.
The 54-year old has now doubled his claims and said that he won’t be forced to spend unnecessary money in order to get into the “circus” next January.
Klopp said to reporters before Sunday’s match with Leeds United at Elland Road that clubs do business.
My English is the problem. Sometimes, my English is a problem.
I don’t want that to happen, so why should I?
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“Honestly, it doesn’t matter what the other clubs do. Honest. It has been almost six years since I was here.
When I first arrived at this place, I signed up to do so. We were very successful during that period. We were not the greatest in the world but we are quite happy.
We won several trophies that same way. We are always asked why it is that we do things that way.
We thought it would make sense to sign up our team [on long-term contract] as soon as we are here. We did.
It isn’t as impressive as the others, but I can not change it. Transfer business is not something we can do just for the fun of it.
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They did. “I expect other teams will sign players. Fine, we’ll play them to see what they can do. “
We don’t know if Liverpool will add players to the team in January, or if they want to keep the Premier League squad together.
The Reds had a busy mid-season transfer window this year as they tried to find a defender who could provide cover for injuries at the back.
The deadline was met by Ben Davies on a long-term deal with Preston North End and Ozan Kabak on a loan of half-season from Schalke.
Publiated at Sun, 12 Sep 2021 12:00:09 +0000