‘That’s shocking’: Pundit cannot understand why FSG would ‘upset Klopp unless there are underlying issues?’

Speaking to Football Insider, Kevin Phillips has said that there could be friction between FSG and Jurgen Klopp over the club’s transfer budget.

“Why would you try and upset Jurgen Klopp unless there are underlying issues?” he told Football Insider.

“I can’t imagine there are but you never know. Just keep him happy, give him the money. That’s shocking.

“He has to be allowed to go out and sign the players he wants. It’s frustrating for him. Look at the drop off last season, he wants to be challenging this season.

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA - JULY 29: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) head coach Juergen Klopp of Liverpool FC looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match between Hertha BSC and FC Liverpool at Tivoli Stadion Tirol on July 29, 2021 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images/Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA – JULY 29: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) head coach Juergen Klopp of Liverpool FC looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match between Hertha BSC and FC Liverpool at Tivoli Stadion Tirol on July 29, 2021 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images/Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

“Man City can probably get away without signing anyone, Liverpool can’t.

“In that midfield area, Henderson isn’t getting any younger and Wijnaldum’s gone, they need more in there.

“I’m very interested to see what happens over the next few weeks now.”

I can’t help but agree with Phillips. You can argue for or against FSG’s transfer policy but you can’t defend them for not giving Jurgen Klopp the tools he needs when he needs them.

John Henry, FSG
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The Premier League starts in less than two weeks and the Reds are yet to sign a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.

They’ve missed out on the likes of Patson Daka, Donyell Malen and could miss out on Saul if they don’t act soon.

While this summer could end like last summer did with the likes of Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara joining the club, it’s frustrating to watch the Reds outspent by clubs like Aston Villa.

Liverpool have won the Premier League and the Champions League but count their pennies like a club unable to pay their staff.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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