Jurgen Klopp is relying on the fiscally responsible approach at Liverpool paying off in the Premier League, acknowledging that the Reds could not manage to go near Chelsea’s near-season spending spree.
The five-time Premier League champions have significantly invested in their squad landing the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech.
Liverpool’s most prominent signing so far is Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos – a player who looks likely to be Andy Robertson’s understudy at left-back.
Although Chelsea has Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s backing, and Manchester City has immense financial capital thanks to the owners of Abu Dhabi, Liverpool is hesitant to take major move plunges into the present world.
Jurgen Klopp speaking ahead of the Premier League opener on Saturday against Leeds United told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Clubs are in different situations and we are living in uncertainty in the world.
“For some clubs it seems to be less important how uncertain the future is because they are owned by countries, owned by oligarchs, and that is the truth.
“We are a different kind of club. We reached the Champions League final two years ago, won it the following year and won the Premier League by being the club we are.
“We cannot change that overnight and say ‘now we want to behave like Chelsea’.”
They had been closely linked to Werner, but the young German striker eventually went to Chelsea from RB Leipzig.
Jurgen Klopp reacting to that said: “We always want to improve the squad but there are different ways – one way is to sign new players and the other way is to work together, improve the things you were good in and try to nullify the things you are not good in.
“That is football. No-one wants to talk about training and only about signings.”