Jurgen Klopp says it is ‘difficult’ for to financially catch up with fellow big-spending Premier League clubs such as and Saudi Arabia’s trolley-dash, but says the Reds will not use money as an excuse this season.
The German boss has seen Chelsea pip his team to the signatures of for eye-watering transfer fees, while two of his most experienced players – Jordan Henderson and Fabinho – jetted off to Saudi clubs.
And Klopp says it is now difficult to compete with the likes of Chelsea and clubs in the Gulf state.‘Everything is more difficult,’ he said ahead of Liverpool’s clash with at Anfield tomorrow, a fixture the Reds won 9-0 last term.
‘There are reasons you all know them, you probably wrote it already, there are a lot of things that are different, some clubs have a different way to do it and no one understands 100 per cent how it works and as a normal club it is really difficult to catch up with them.
‘What they are doing is fine, I don’t blame anyone.Saudi Arabia on top makes it not easier. Our window ends on August 31 and theirs is still open (for three weeks) so they can come again, yes it is much more difficult.
Liverpool have seen Chelsea beat them to two of their top targets in defensive midfield
Romeo Lavia had long been courted by the Reds but completed a £58m move on Thursday