Jurgen Klopp Dismisses Suggestions Of Hypocrisy Over Transfers

Klopp says he wants to give Alisson time to rest ahead of the new season

Klopp says he wants to give Alisson time to rest ahead of the new season

The former Bundesliga star joined Liverpool at the start of the transfer window, with the Reds having already agreed to a deal for the RB Leipzig star last season.

They are the club most likely to challenge Manchester City, the club spending big, the club breaking transfer records - and the team making the biggest about-turn with a manager facing accusations of hypocrisy.

But two years ago, while Manchester United were set to spend a then record fee of £89m on Paul Pogba, Klopp had suggested he would quit the game if those large fees became the norm rather than the exception.

In an interview with the Guardian, the midfielder has revealed that he used to wear a Liverpool shirt when he played football in Guinea as a child, where he would often pretend he was Steven Gerrard. When we are convinced about it then thank God our ownership believes that much in the project that they say "okay, let's do it".

Suddenly, Liverpool are the club that players wants to be a part of.

Liverpool continue their pre-season build-up against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday evening in Charlotte, North Carolina, with kick off at 12.05am UAE time.

Liverpool have undoubtedly made rapid progress under Klopp over the previous twelve months and the German has spent over £400 million since his appointment to build a team in his own image.

"We had the chance to sign one of the best goalkeepers in the world and we took it".

Klopp says Alisson needs time to recover after representing Brazil at the World Cup, with Liverpool's opening game of the new Premier League season three weeks away. That was really good.

Klopp said: "Whatever people say and bring it up again and again, I have had worse days in my life and worse things happen to me".

Origi, a son to former Harambee Stars global skipper Mike Okoth, had a disappointing campaign last season that was punctuated with a loan spell at German side VfL Wolfsburg.

"He wants to be, I'm sure, the best Christian Pulisic he can be".

Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah has "fully recovered" from the shoulder injury he sustained during the Champions League final, according to Klopp. The 23-year-old was even accompanied by the current Rangers coach at his Liverpool unveiling, and he told reporters on Friday that his Anfield dreams go far back. That's completely normal.' What is also normal is the rising pressure on Klopp.

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