Jamie Redknapp supports Jurgen Klopp's expensive attempt to achieve title success with Liverpool

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Liverpool are simply flying under Jurgen Klopp at the moment.

The Red's are six points clear at the top of the Premier League and appear to be in prime position to win their first league title since 1990.

Klopp's style as a manager has been questioned in previous years, with many accusing the German of lacking substance and relying on his infectious personality to win over fans.

These notions have been royally squashed this season and Klopp has shown not only a personable touch towards his players but a tactical astuteness. 

Liverpool have had to dig into their funds to help build the foundations of success, most notably, £75 million on commanding centre-back Virgil Van Dijk.

Leading many fans to suggest Liverpool have followed the philosophies of Manchester City and Chelsea in order to seek their own glory through big money signings.

However, former Liverpool player and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has defended Liverpool and Klopp's approach saying that their success is down to far more than just transfers.

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“It is true that Klopp has been able to splash the cash in the last 12 months. Since January, Liverpool have spent more than £250 million on Virgil van Dijk, the Premier League’s best defender, Brazil’s No 1 goalkeeper Alisson and bolstered their midfield." Redknapp explained in his Daily Mail column.


“But spending power alone is not why Liverpool lead the Premier League by six points at the season’s halfway stage.


“Manchester United have spent nearly £200m more than Klopp over the last three seasons and at no point have they looked like title contenders.

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“The Liverpool team who thrashed Benitez’s Newcastle 4-0 included an academy graduate, Trent Alexander-Arnold, an £8m left back, Andrew Robertson and Xherdan Shaqiri who — at £13m from Stoke — is proving to be one of the bargains of the summer."

Redknapp believes that Klopp has already proven himself as a manager that can help players fulfill their potential and even exceed it.


“Klopp is a manager who not only has an eye for a good player but improves them, too. Mohamed Salah was not a 40-goal forward and a contender for the Ballon d’Or when he arrived at the club." Redknapp added.


“Joe Gomez has been transformed into a first-choice centre half for England, a player who before his injury was keeping a World Cup finalist in Dejan Lovren out of the Liverpool team."

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