This summer Liverpool have had to contend with an entirely different transfer window. The window has started later and will end later, and the club are operating in the market without knowing what their financial situation will be in the next year – will they be generating matchday revenue or not? The main theme for the transfer window has been the pursuit of Bayern Munich’s Spanish playmaker – Jürgen Klopp is reportedly pushing for the Thiago move. The manager’s relationship with FSG could suffer if the club fails to land him.
New financial reality
The global health crisis has left Liverpool hamstrung in the transfer market.
The club have lost millions in matchday revenue and have no idea when the income stream will return.
As a result the Reds have had to operate cautiously with their recruitment, adhering strictly to their ‘sell to buy’ approach.
Klopp pushing for Thiago
According to Fabrizio Romano, Jürgen Klopp is pushing for the Thiago move, the Bavarians allegedly convinced they’ll receive a bid soon.
The Reds have been linked with a move for the Spaniard for months now.
The playmaker is entering the final year of his contract in Munich and has purportedly told the club he wants a new challenge.
RMC Sport recently claimed that the Reds have agreed a four-year-deal with the playmaker but there have been no solid developments since.
FSG relationship on the line?
This summer we have already seen Jürgen Klopp miss out on a top target because FSG wouldn’t splash the cash.
The Reds’ admiration of Timo Werner was well documented and we let him slip into the hands of arch rivals Chelsea.
Jürgen Klopp surely won’t be pleased with FSG if they fail to land yet another transfer target he is personally pushing for.
The board letting the boss down twice in one window and in no small way could place a strain on the relationship between the coaching staff and the executives.
Liverpool granting Jürgen Klopp his wish of Thiago could be crucial to harmony at the club going forward.