Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the Reds and Chelsea have very different plans for rebuilding their squads.
Since taking over at Stamford Bridge, co-owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital have invested over £400m in new signings but Klopp says that is not how he will look to do things at the Merseyside club:
“There are obviously plenty of different ways you can do it, but it’s all based on the situation you are in, especially with the things happening around, Chelsea with the new ownership obviously, nobody knows exactly how they do it, how they can spend this much money. Other teams, nobody likes me talking about that…but transition needs time if you don’t have endless money, otherwise you can change overnight pretty much, bringing in 10 players.”
There are many Liverpool supporters out there who would like Klopp and owners Fenway Sports Group to splash the clash like Chelsea but that is not going to happen under their stewardship.
Spending money without a strategy in place is a recipe for disaster, as the Reds’ Merseyside neighbours Everton have found out.
Considering the success that Liverpool have had over the past four to five years, it’s not surprising that they are looking to stay true to their tried and tested methods, but it will require patience, which is not something many fans have. From Klopp’s remarks, though, it seems he is in it for the long haul.