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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp drops transfer bombshell ahead of Man United clash

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits that while he would like a new midfielder, the decision is not his to make

According to the Liverpool Echo Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp expressed his desire to bring in a new midfielder but admitted to “not being in charge” when it comes to making signings. This rather indicates that the club’s ownership is not giving Klopp full freedom when it comes to the transfer market.

Speaking ahead of the United fixture, the 55-year-old spoke about dealing with what the club is going through rather than signing a player who is not “100% right” for the team. Klopp’s comment at a time Liverpool have just spent £85m on signing Darwin Nunez from SL Benfica. Alongside the Uruguayan, the Reds also completed the signing of Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay for a combined fee of £9.72m.

Liverpool signing a midfielder is a necessity more than a want at this point in time. Multiple injuries in midfield to Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have left the club with almost no depth to play with.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits that while he would like a new midfielder, the decision is not his to make.
Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp wants a midfielder.

“This situation did not change. Now we have more injuries than we would have imagined and it would be cool to have another midfielder in, of course.”

With the gaffer saying it would be “cool” to have a midfielder on board, it indicates the fact that Klopp wanted one at the moment. His current options in terms of primarily central midfielders are Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and James Milner. Two of whom are starting to age and naturally deteriorating.

“Then there is also another fact that I am not in charge of what we can spend. That’s the situation. We get told things and then we deal with it. That is always the same, it didn’t change.” “

The manager saying he is not “in charge” of the spending is a bit of an issue. Whether this is a dig at the ownership for not investing enough money, or the recruitment team having a budget strain is left to speculate. Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) have been under scrutiny from the fans for the last few seasons for not pumping enough money into the club.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits that while he would like a new midfielder, the decision is not his to make.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

This summer though, Liverpool broke their transfer record by securing the services of Nunez, so the sounds of the criticism died down a bit. But with the club not signing a midfielder in a time of crisis, the owners and the management are again under pressure from the supporters to get the job done.

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Liverpool are tasked to face Manchester United on Monday, who have recently completed the signing of Casemiro from Real Madrid. With Liverpool’s rivals strengthening their squads, it calls for the Reds to get active in the transfer market for a midfielder sooner than later.