Jurgen Klopp is demanding full control of Liverpool’s transfer policy and an end to the infamous transfer committee, claims the Daily Mail.
The 48-year-old German is the heavy favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked following the weekend draw with Everton, and Liverpool are expected to hold proper talks with him this week in the hope that he’ll be in charge before the end of the international break (via BBC Sport).
But according to the report in the Daily Mail, Klopp is worried by the transfer committee currently in place at Liverpool, and wants assurances that he’ll have full control on players coming into the club.
In this respect he’d want more power than Rodgers, who sat on the committee – and while the Northern Irishman had a pivotal say – he was often knocked back on certain targets in favour of others.
Klopp had final say on transfers at Borussia Dortmund, meaning he acquired the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus during his tenure in charge of the Bundesliga giants.
The Liverpool transfer committee has been slaughtered by fans and neutrals alike, with players such as Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana, Mario Balotelli and Lazar Markovic arriving for huge, inflated sums.
Klopp’s record in the transfer market suggests he should be given control, and missing out on him due to a refusal to relinquish the committee would be criminal.
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