Published: Tue, July 24, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Klopp Defends Liverpool Spending: "Nobody Forgets What You Say"

Klopp Defends Liverpool Spending:

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says new signing Alisson was desperate to join his team-mates on their pre-season tour of the United States.

The Brazilian's transfer for such a hefty fee naturally turned people's attention to Klopp's earlier comment on big-spending rivals.

Back in 2016, when Manchester United broke the world's transfer fee record in re-acquiring Paul Pogba from Juventus for £89.3 million, Klopp harshly criticized the deal.

Liverpool just arrived in the US for the first of their three International Champions Cup fixtures stateside as they take on Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

He said: "I don't think that physical aspect is going to have a negative effect on me at all".

It is almost 28 years since Liverpool last won a top-flight title in English football and it is fair to say that the club have struggled to match the exploits of their illustrious past during the Premier League era. It's only an opinion in that moment, and did I change my opinion?

However, this season both Klopp and Liverpool have already made changes to the squad, as they prepare to challenge for the Premier League title for the first time since Luis Suarez left the club and with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Robert Firmino, and Sadio Mane, things look good for the Anfield side.

Klopp has opted to give the Liverpool players who were involved at Russian Federation 2018 extra time off but confirmed that Alisson and Shaqiri would be in training soon.

The revelation that the decision not to take a punt on Alisson three years ago has cost Liverpool a staggering £63million will shock the club and their fans.

But two errors that directly led to Real Madrid goals in Kiev and unconvincing performances in the preseason so far have seen Klopp move to rectify Liverpool's goalkeeping issues.

"He has a contract at Dortmund, no?" Our new players will make us stronger, 100 per cent.

He knows critics will be lining up should Liverpool wobble at any stage and it is how they deal with the hard moments that will determine what they can achieve.

The 25-year-old was the leading goalkeeper in Serie A last season, no mean feat considering the presence of Gianluigi Buffon and Gianluigi Donnarumma in the top flight of Italian football.

However, the Bundesliga giants levelled things up through a Christian Pulisic penalty before the American global made it 2-1 in the 89th minute. "We are used to these circumstances", he said. "We did our business and Dortmund is doing their business, so all good".

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