Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reiterated that he is in control of transfers at Anfield – unless he tries to sign someone outrageous and for silly money.
Klopp, who made his first Liverpool signing earlier this month when he signed Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic for £5.1million, is on the lookout for more recruits in January after tieing keeper Simon Mignolet to a new contract.
The German tactician, who claimed he had “the first and the last word” on recruitment when he arrived in October, was asked about the signing of players at his press conference on Tuesday and he confirmed he is the man who does the hiring and firing at Melwood.
Klopp said: “Yes. But does anybody have the final say? For example, say I wanted to take Zlatan Ibrahimovic and we have to pay £100m plus a big contract at 35; I think I would have to ask first.
“Sometimes my staff and I have an idea about a player, then we collect information and then we have players our scouts bring in and we speak about it.
“If I don’t want a player to come here then he will not come.
“If a player I want doesn’t fit into our budget then he will not come.
“It’s a normal situation.”