Jurgen Klopp Not Jealous Of Rivals Spending Money, Says Liverpool Do Not Live In "Fantasia Land"
Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he's not jealous of rivals spending huge sums of money this summer, while claiming that Liverpool do not live in "fantasia land".
Liverpool have signed just two players during this summer transfer window. They snapped up Sepp van den Berg for £1.3 million before acquiring Harvey Elliot from Fulham.
Though, in previous windows, they shelled out an enormous amount of cash to sign Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho and Naby Keita, among others.
In comparison, Liverpool's domestic rivals Manchester City and Tottenham have broken their club record transfers this summer with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain heavily reinforcing their side ahead of the new season.
But the German boss stands firm on his transfer policy and isn't envious of the spending going around him.
"This year is not the end of Liverpool FC," he said. "Next year there will be another transfer window. This team is really good and we have invested a lot in it. Now we have to work with that.
"I can't say anything about what other teams are doing. I don't know how they do it. We have to pay bills. Sorry. Everybody has to pay bills; we have to pay bills.
"We invested money in this team. Now it looks like we are not. But we are not in this fantasia land where you just get whatever you want. You cannot do it constantly.
"It looks like there are four clubs in the world who can do it constantly. Madrid, Barcelona, (Man) City and PSG. Whatever they need, they do. You cannot compare that. That is the situation."
Klopp added: "It is not a criticism. I know how people will take it, that I am jealous or whatever. I am not at all jealous.
"There is no guarantee we won't draw with Leicester on a snowy pitch because we make five new signings. There is no guarantee.
"There will be average games - but that doesn't mean we need different players. It only means we need a team that is ready that day. And that is what we have to do. We have to make sure."
Will Liverpool add any more new faces before the transfer deadline? Watch this space.