LONDON — Liverpool’s transfer planning has picked up over the international break and Jurgen Klopp has put a marker down for the club’s owners.
With an ageing squad, it is clear Liverpool need to regenerate their team this summer.
Midfield has been the area singled out for criticism and Liverpool’s recent substantial links to Mason Mount and Jude Bellingham suggest it is a department they will heavily invest in.
The Reds have not spent as much as many of their competitors in recent years, namely Chelsea and Man City, but Klopp has insisted “the club will spend in the summer, definitely.”
With both players abovementioned not coming cheap, Klopp was asked if he could see Liverpool spending over £100 million on one player – a not-so-subtle hint about Bellingham.
The German replied: “I can, or I will not answer your question. We never speak about these kinds of things.
“We will spend in the summer, that’s what I can say, definitely. The club will spend in the summer, definitely.
“For who and how many? There’s nothing to say about it really.”
Transfer rumours have become more substantial over the international break and a “positive” Klopp said there have been “talks” but “no decision yet.”
He added: “We are busy, you can imagine.”
Though Liverpool’s form has been far from what’s required to compete at the top, the manager maintains that he will not make reactionary decisions based on players’ form.
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