Klopp Takes a Subtle Jab at Todd Boehly While Discussing Liverpool's Transfer Strategy
While revealing Liverpool's summer transfer plans, Jurgen Klopp subtly criticized Todd Boehly, the owner of Chelsea.
Liverpool has had a tumultuous season marked by inconsistent form and injuries.
Currently, Liverpool is in the seventh position of the Premier League table, trailing the Champions League spots by seven points, with only six games left to play.
As a result, Liverpool is expected to be active in the upcoming summer transfer window, with a particular focus on strengthening their midfield.
Klopp emphasized that Liverpool will not be signing too many players in the upcoming months and cited Chelsea's significant spending on transfers as a warning.
Chelsea are currently languishing in 12th in the Premier League despite spending well over £600million on new recruits across the course of the season. In January alone the Blues brought in eight new faces, including £88million Ukrainian winger Mykhailo Mudryk, and World Cup winning midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who cost a British record £105million.
What Klopp said.
Klopp admitted he was "happy" that Chelsea were struggling despite their massive transfer outlay.
When asked about Liverpool's transfer plans the German said: "Football is crazy. Everyone expects that if Liverpool are not doing well it means they need five, six, seven players.
"I feel a little bit for Chelsea to be honest, because it's not going well. I think they are a top, top team.
"But it's good to see that you cannot just bring top, top players together and think it works out. You have to build a team.
"And that's what the guys there underestimated, and they obviously gave their coaches an impossible job to do. You cannot have two dressing rooms. You cannot train on two pitches.
"You have to create relationships, you have to create team spirit. And that is the only reason why I'm happy about it because Chelsea will be fine in the end and they'll be incredibly strong next year but I'm using them just as an example that at the highest level, you cannot do it like that.
"We will not do that. You have to bring in the right players and build a new team. This team wrote a sensational story. Now we need to start a new one. That's it."