Liverpool have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich player Thiago Alcantara but the Reds manager Jurgen Klopp does not expect any big transfer business this summer.
The German boss is adamant that he won’t ask for money from the club’s owners to finance big transfers this summer window, according to Goal.com.
He said that the Anfield club won’t be forced into doing business by how much the rival club is spending.
The Merseyside club have only made one major signing since winning the Premier League title in June, hiring Kostas Tsimikas from the Greek side Olympiacos for a reported fee of £11.75 million.
However, they have lost Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana to Zenit Saint Petersburg and Brighton respectively. They are reportedly set to offload several other players too, including Harry Wilson, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Marko Grujic, if they received suitable proposals.
Meanwhile, Gini Wijnaldum’s contract is set to expire next year and he is said to be on the radar of Spanish giants Barcelona.
Talking about incomings, the Reds have been strongly linked with midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who has been playing for Bayern Munich since July 2013.
The German manager Jurgen Klopp, for his part, has always maintained that the club’s position will be determined by the uncertain financial situation caused by the pandemic, and he reiterated that in his latest media talk.
“I’m clear enough about it,” he said, according to Goal. “As clear as possible.
“We will never have a relationship where I go to [owner] Mike Gordon and say ‘that’s the money I need and without it we cannot survive’ or whatever. It’s all about the club. There are other clubs that have different policies, obviously, but that’s what you have to accept and expect.
“It was the same last year and the year before. It didn’t harm us, our way. It’s just our way. I cannot change that and I don’t want to. I knew about it when I arrived here, that this is the way it goes, and since I am here nothing has changed.
“As a sensible person, I know that these are not the best times in our lives, so why should we plan long term? But we are in a good place, we have a good team, and we are motivated.”
He further said: “We cannot just bring in five new players because we want to be ‘busy’. I don’t think I have ever bought enough players in the transfer window for everybody! It was always, ‘Agh, we need another one!’
“So far it worked out, but that doesn’t mean it will work out forever. We made mistakes and we will probably make more. But it’s all about what kind of mood we can create again for this season, creating a unit that is extremely difficult to beat, a proper, proper team that is ready to fight for each other.
“That’s the most important thing. Not who you can buy during a very strange moment of all our lives.”