Jurgen Klopp is adamant he doesn’t change into preoccupied with transfers made by Liverpool’s rivals – supplied they don’t raid his squad for them.
Manchester City despatched out a sign of their intent for subsequent season when this week confirming in precept a £51million deal to take Norway worldwide striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, a transfer Klopp later described as a “really good signing”.
The Reds boss was accustomed to opponents taking gamers when he was in cost at Dortmund, with Bayern Munich snapping up Mario Gotze after which Robert Lewandowski.
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But Klopp is just not overly involved by the enterprise of his rivals and is satisfied Liverpool will proceed to draw world-class gamers regardless.
“Football video games are generally determined by single gamers, more often than not they’re determined by the entire efficiency and we are able to work on the entire efficiency and have world-class gamers – and we may have world-class gamers,” said the Reds boss.
“It is not what other teams are doing and its like ‘Gah, they signed him’. I never thought that, to be honest.
“When they took a player from me and put him there, in Germany quite frequently, it gives them 20% and us minus 20% and that’s not cool. But as long as they don’t pick from us, I’m fine.”
Klopp’s latest big-money signing, £50m January arrival Luis Diaz, has played a key part in Liverpool still chasing down a quadruple, the second leg of which could be completed today in their FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley.
The Reds boss, though, has reiterated his call that lifting all four trophies will not determine whether or not this season has been a success for his team.
“If we are all only happy when we are really winning in the end when your race finishes, what life would that be?” he added. “When I say ‘Enjoy the journey’ I mean it. Enjoy the journey as there have been so many great moments already.
“If we stop now it’s not great then we didn’t win the FA Cup final and didn’t win the Champions League final and came second in the Premier League. Forget that and just say ‘Wow, that was a ride’.
“We only cause ourselves problems as human beings – ‘Don’t come home without a quadruple’, for example – you will never be happy. If that is the only way to satisfy you that is really difficult. Let’s give it a go.”