Liverpool transfers: Jamie Carragher issues Jurgen Klopp warning
Jamie Carragher warns Jurgen Klopp that he may not have much to spend at Liverpool in the January transfer window
Jamie Carragher has warned Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool may not have significant funds to spend in the January transfer window.
The German coach has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the 18-time English champions after he was earmarked as Brendan Rodgers’s successor.
If he can get one or two players in that he thinks can push Liverpool on, I’m sure the club would allow him to do that
The Northern Irishman spent over nearly £100m on new signings in the summer, including £32.5m striker Christian Benteke and £29m man Roberto Firmino.
And former Liverpool defender Carragher, who was part of the 2005 Champions League-winning side, warned Klopp that he will be limited to one or two signings in January.
“He’s certainly come with a fantastic CV,” Carragher told Sky Sports News HQ.
“He needs to [make signings]. I don’t know if he’s been promised funds, but Liverpool spent a lot of money in the summer.
“The owners are not Roman Abramovich types. A lot of the club’s money for this season may have been spent [already], and it may be next summer when he can get the players he really wants.
“January is always a difficult time.
“But if he can get one or two players in that he thinks can push Liverpool on, I’m sure the club would allow him to do that.
“When a manager is talking to a club about joining, he absolutely wants to bring in his own players because things have not been going well.”
Liverpool are 10th in the Premier League table after a 1-1 draw with Everton in Sunday’s Merseyside derby.
Klopp took Dortmund to six in his first season in 2009, led them into the Europa League the next year and then, with a squad full of exciting young talent, oversaw league title wins in 2010-11 and 2011-12, adding the German Cup in the latter campaign.
He earned even greater admiration in the 2012-13 season as he steered Dortmund all the way to the Champions League final at Wembley, where they lost to Bayern Munich. Dortmund reached another domestic cup final in 2014, but again came up short against Bayern.