Jurgen Klopp is not impressed with FSG, according to reports. The Liverpool owners have made some debatable decisions.
This comes from 90min. They claim that FSG haven’t impressed Jurgen Klopp this season.
Recruitment is his main sticking point. Klopp wanted Timo Werner at the club, only for owners FSG to tell him to wait 12 months. The forward joined Chelsea, of course.
The boss then wanted a centre-back before the season started, only for Liverpool to head into the season with just three. That proved to be a disaster.
But it’s not just signing players – Klopp has a problem with keeping one, too. He wants Liverpool to retain Gini Wijnaldum past this season.
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That would mean giving the Dutchman a new contract but FSG don’t want to do that. Instead, Wijnaldum will likely leave for nothing this summer.
Klopp is in an interesting position with all of this, too. Bayern Munich may well be after him if Hansi Flick takes the Germany job.
What RTK has to say
We’re not totally buying this, in truth. The Werner one, in particular, doesn’t really add up.
Klopp may have wanted the player but he’ll surely understand why Liverpool didn’t pursue that move. There was a lot of uncertainty in the world and Werner cost £50m with his release clause.
The boss can certainly have a problem with the centre-back situation, however. That should have been fixed ahead of time if the manager asked for it.
As for Wijnaldum, there is an offer on the table for him, according to the Mirror. So FSG aren’t exactly against keeping him – they just don’t want to overpay.
So all in all, it’s likely just a case of Klopp seeing things differently to his bosses, rather than an actual problem. Certainly not enough to have Bayern licking their lips.