An interesting report emerged yesterday regarding some of the stipulations Jurgen Klopp would demand before agreeing to join Liverpool.
There’s no official word that we’re even interested in him, and following the 3-2 victory over Aston Villa, Brendan Rodgers has bought himself some time, but the Daily Mail reckon his potential successor will refuse to work with a transfer committee if approached.
The report also claims the former Borussia Dortmund manager would need assurances that he’s wanted by the ‘whole of the club’, as it’s currently rumoured that he’s not the unanimous choice by the Liverpool hierarchy.
The infamous transfer committee has come under tremendous scrutiny over the past few seasons, with many fans believing we’ve wasted money. In 2014, Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic and Mario Balotelli cost £84m combined – but none are even guaranteed starters, with the latter two currently out on loan.
Klopp’s transfer record in Germany was superb, acquiring the likes of Mats Hummels, Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan – but the ditching of the committee FSG have created and backed seems like a serious ask – if the report is even to be believed that is.
For now, it’s important to get behind the club and the current boss, Rodgers – who has come out fighting following the weekend win.
“I am the same guy who nearly won us the league, but better,” he said (via the Guardian).