Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager has reported that he makes normal recommendations for potential center-back recruits, but defensive additions are stopped by those in charge of the Anfield purse strings.
After serious, and possibly season-ending, knee injuries struck down first-choice pairing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, in the middle half of this season the Reds were hit with an injury crisis.
“I am not a five-year-old kid any more and if I don’t get what I want I start crying,” Klopp said according to the Mirror. “Most of the time in my life I didn’t get what I wanted, so pretty much used to that.”
“We talk about a centre-half, and yes, it would help 100 percent. We discuss the situation pretty much on a daily basis, and I make recommendations.”
“But I cannot spend the money. I don’t make these decisions. There are people who are responsible for the whole thing, and I cannot make their decisions.”
“When I say this, I know of course what we would do in an ideal world, but the world is not ideal. So we have to deal with the situation. We have improve with this squad – that’s my job, not sitting here and being disappointed or frustrated with some decisions. I think that would be read as an excuse and we don’t need that.”