Most pundits presumed that Liverpool had spent their Coutinho windfall well in advance of his announced departure. The transfer fees spent on Naby Keita and Virgil Van Dijk tot up to £123 million. It is rumoured that Liverpool received £106 million up front for Coutinho, with another £39 million to come in add ons.
However, Jurgen Klopp insists that he still has funds available. He also claims that the club will allow him to spend them as he sees fit. Surely a top class goalkeeper must be high on Liverpool’s list of priorities, as that has been a problem position for some time.
Liverpool No Money Issues
Klopp spoke to the Liverpool Echo during the week and he insisted that all the Coutinho money would be re-invested in the squad. He claimed:
“We will get all the money. Always since I’m in here we can have all the monies from transfers and more if needed. Since I’ve been in nobody told me ‘no way’. We talk about the age, the price, everything. It’s all good. So far we got all the players we wanted to have.”
The Liverpool boss continued: “The owners are completely on my side. It is not that they say ‘You’ve got this but on the other hand we’ve done this and this and so you cannot spend’. Everything is fine. We have no money issues at this club.”
Klopp added: “One player has left and it’s not too cool but it’s not a real problem at all. We will bring in other players, that’s for sure. If we do it in this window, I don’t know.”
Top 4 Target For Reds
With Man City streaking away at the top of the table Liverpool will be aiming for a top 4 finish this season. The Reds are currently occupying 4th spot, 18 points behind City and 3 points ahead of Spurs in 5th. They take on City at Anfield on Sunday and Jurgen Klopp would love his team to make a real statement.
The Citizens have really struggled at Anfield in recent years, failing to win there in the Premier League since 2003. Klopp would love to end Pep’s unbeaten run, and Liverpool vs Man City could be one of the best matches of the season.