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Jurgen Klopp gives his verdict on Liverpool’s spending

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Jurgen Klopp claims that Liverpool are in ‘good hands’ as they faced Chelsea in a goalless draw on Sunday (21 January).

The Reds currently sit ninth on the Premiere League table. They are looking for fresh reinforcements in this month, they have only been able to sign Cody Gakpo for £37 million this month.

Chelsea who sits one spot below Liverpool have splashed the cash on signings. American owner Todd Boehly has not hesitated on spending hundreds of millions on signings.

He signed Mykhalo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk this week and Noni Madueke from PSV. Chelsea have spent a total of £460million under Todd Boehly who took the charge last summer.

Klopp gives his verdict

Klopp admitted Liverpool needs to spend more in the future in order to continue competing for a Champions League spot. He also admits that the Reds are in a good position under owners Fenway Sports Group who have put the Anfield outfit for sale.

Speaking in his pre-match conference, Klopp said:

“I can see investment stopping in the future and that means we have to do it as well. I don’t talk about now because it’s always slightly different but in general. I believe in coaching, developing and team building and using 100%.

“But, in the world out there, managers out there are really good – there are so many out there it’s crazy – and they believe that as well. If they believe that and start properly spending then you cannot not spend – you wil have a little bit of a problem. I don’t think Chelsea can do that for the next 10 years – I don’t know, maybe they can?

“Things will have ups and downs but we just have to be there. We are in a good position. I know it sounds strange because we don’t play our best football but, in general, we are in good hands and don’t get crazy. We really know about responsibility we have and we really try absolutely everything to bring us back on track and go from there and then not to worry too much.

“The moment you build a team doesn’t mean you have to build every year and can start from there, give players the chance to take the next step. We have a few of them already here and then go in the right direction. That’s the plan for the future and what we do. It’s not worrying other teams can spend, it’s probably a matter of fact and we have to react to that as well but not just to that.”

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