Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, reacted to Jamie Carragher’s “outrageous” takeover allegation
The Reds came close to winning the Premier League and Champions League last season, but fell short of an unprecedented quadruple.
This semester has been a completely different narrative. Klopp’s team is presently sixth in the Premier League, trailing league leaders Arsenal by about 15 points and Tottenham by seven points.
With owners Fenway Sports Group stating in November that they “would consider new shareholders” for the Premier League heavyweights, Liverpool has also seen turmoil off the field.
It is unclear if that denotes a partnership or a full sale, but recent reports indicate that foreign investment will probably take the shape of a partial rather than a full sale.
Claim of Carragher’s takeover
Carragher, a former Reds player, suggested that Klopp’s need for additional transfer funds may have triggered FSG’s efforts to attract fresh investment.
It’s fascinating whether it’s a sale or an investment, Carragher said to Sky Sports before of the Reds’ Carabao Cup loss to Manchester City on Thursday night.
I believe there is no question that Jurgen Klopp told the owners of Liverpool, “I need £200 million to £250 million to spend in the summer.
“That sounds like a ridiculous sum, but Chelsea and Manchester United both spent that much last summer. Therefore, these are the amounts that the teams that Liverpool competes with spend.
Last summer, Liverpool spent less than £100 million on acquisitions, with Darwin Nunez receiving the majority of their spending.
Carragher’s answer to Klopp
When questioned about Carragher’s remarks, Klopp reiterated that Liverpool must fix their existing problems regardless of whether additional funding is received.
Express Sport cited Klopp as saying: “Yes, it’s Christmastime. Clearly, I’m not opposed to investing, but we’ll have to wait and see what the future holds. I’m still confident that it will be beneficial to us.
“Nothing to do with any form of future investment right now; we have to resolve the issue.”
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