I will be courteous in spending – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
Newly-appointed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has slammed the Premier League’s perceived fascination with spending money, claiming that he is more likely to sell a player for £100m than buy one for that price.
The 48-year-old was unveiled to the media on Friday after replacing Brendan Rodgers, and the German says that such exorbitant transfer fees is unique to English football and has no plans of spending for the sake of it.
“I am always involved, of course, in transfers,” he told a press conference. “But I was never the guy who spoke about the money. That doesn’t interest me. If someone says to me 100 million is too much, I don’t care about it for one second longer. I don’t want to buy a player for £100million or €100million. The best thing is if you have a player and you can sell him for £100million.
“It is only here that money is such a big thing. It is money, money, money. OK, there is much money. You don’t have to spend all the money. You can hold it and make something else.
“Only two times a year do you want to talk about transfers. You have to train on the pitch much more. That is what I love most. I am the boss of many people. You call it coach or you call it manager. It is the same thing.”
The Reds have spent in the region of £180m over the past two summers following the sales of Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling to Barcelona and Manchester City respectively.
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