Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that when it comes to transfer deals in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, he and the owners of Fenway Sports Group are on the same page. The reigning Premier League champions are unlikely to bring anybody in during the January window as the club, like many others, after an incredible 10 months, has a tight hold on its finances.
Senior owner John W. Henry (left) and chairman Tom Werner (right) said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp completely understands the transfer needs of the club (Mike Egerton/PA). Klopp, however, acknowledges that this is an understandable and responsible course of action – he wants to do his significant business in the summer – and denied suggestions that his desires were not understood by John W. Henry’s FSG. Everyone thinks our owners are very generous in good times-‘My God, big signings, whatever’-and in bad times everybody thinks they’re very stingy-maybe because they’re from another country-but they’re not, they’re totally worried about the club and the club’s success,”In good times everybody thinks our owners are very generous – ‘My God, big signings, whatever’ – and in bad times everybody thinks they’re very stingy – maybe because they’re from another country – but they’re not, they’re absolutely concerned about the club and the success of the club,”and that’s an understanding we have. They see exactly the same things I see in terms of need,”And that’s an understanding as we have. They see exactly the same things that I see in terms of needing players and stuff – it’s not like I say ‘By the way, a center back would be really nice’ and they say ‘Wow, a center back. For real now? Why? “and that’s an understanding we have. It’s the case, and on top of that, since we don’t have as much capital as we want, it’s January, not the easiest transfer window. It’s a window where other clubs say ‘no, we have enough (money) to survive,’ but in terms of our goals we don’t do anything. “It’s a window where other clubs say ‘no, we have enough (money) to survive’, so we don’t do anything in terms of our goals. ” Those are the facts. My job is to deal with situations that I always do. If the world were fully normal, we would try everything to do the right thing, but the world is not normal, so I don’t know why we want to try to handle soccer as if it were independent of other problems. “My job is to deal with circumstances, which I always do. If the world was completely normal, we would try everything to do the right thing, but the world is not normal, so I don’t know why we keep trying to treat soccer as if it is independent of other problems. ” Jürgen Klopp talked about whether in January we will sign a central defender – Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 7, 2021Klopp brushed that aside, however: “I’m a soccer fan, but I’m not employed here as a fan, I’m employed here as a manager,” he added: “As a fan I see we need a central defender and another club has a good one, so bring him in. My job is to make the players we have here as strong as possible to deal with that. ” In order to make this season a special one, Klopp said his players would have to “fight against the world” (Clive Brunskill/PA) “It’s the most difficult situation you can imagine; you have three experienced central defenders and they are all injured. It doesn’t happen often, but it has happened. “We have to deal with it and in the transfer market we can’t fix it. “The club is trying to do what it can, but if they can’t, then we have to do what we’ve done so far: get stronger as a group, stick together more and fight against the world, fight against the circumstances, fight back with everything we have and make it the most special season ever.”