First thing's first: Liverpool are probably not going to sign Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic for £100 million.
But that hasn't stopped revered Reds boss Jurgen Klopp making a joke about signing the Paris Saint-Germain striker.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of his side's FA Cup third-round replay against Exeter City on Wednesday night, the former Borussia Dortmund boss insisted that he does have the final say on transfers at Anfield.
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However, he admitted that if he wanted to spend £100m on Ibrahimovic then he would have to ask first. Well, that is reasonable.
In fact, Klopp appears to be happy with Liverpool's transfer policy, claiming that it's a 'normal situation'.
Klopp has his say
When asked whether he's in control of transfers, the Liverpool boss stated, as per the Mirror: "Yes. But does anybody have the final say. For example, say I wanted to take Zlatan Ibrahimovic and we have to pay £100m plus a big contract at 35 I think I would have to ask first!
“Sometimes my staff and I have an idea about a player, then we collect information and then we have players our scouts bring in and we speak about it.
“If I don’t want a player to come here then he will not come. If a player I want doesn’t fit our budget then he will not come to. It’s a normal situation.”
Klopp should spend
Well, it's unlikely that Klopp is going to spend £100m on one player in the near future but he will know only too well that he has to add his squad in this transfer window.
Indeed, Liverpool are struggling in the Premier League, currently sitting in ninth place in the division. They are eight points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, so it's going to be extremely difficult for them to secure a place in the Champions League. The dynamic on Merseyside needs changing.
Liverpool fans: who should your club sign this month? Have your say below!
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