Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp may be feeling the heat as the club’s fanbase pressures him to keep up with Man City in the transfer market.
That is the view of former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, who was speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the German’s latest comments on the Reds’ transfer dealings.
As quoted by The Independent (12 July), Klopp insisted he “really can’t understand” the fan conversation about signing a new midfielder this summer – adding that it was “the last thing that would have crossed my mind”.
Liverpool have already completed a mega-money deal for Darwin Nunez this summer, matching their title rivals’ capture of Erling Haaland.
City have also signed England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, while Liverpool have been linked with Jude Bellingham.
When asked if Klopp’s comments are borne out of frustration at fans wanting signings in order to keep pace with Man City, Campbell told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury: “Of course it is.
“I think when you see your rivals winning the league but you win two trophies. You sign Nunez, they sign Haaland – and then City go and sign Phillips.
“The fanbase will be thinking: ‘Hang on, are we a bit short in midfield?’ The fans want Liverpool to go again.
“But Jurgen Klopp has built a brilliant squad. He shows a lot of faith in the players he has.
“As far as he’s concerned, they don’t need to go back into the market because they still have a squad which is capable of beating anybody.
“He believes in his squad, and that is fair enough.”
Liverpool finished one point adrift of champions Man City atop last season’s Premier League table.
The Reds did taste success in the League Cup and FA Cup – but fell in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.