Liverpool: Journalist claims FSG will hand Jurgen Klopp £200m transfer budget
Journalist Jacque Talbot has claimed Jurgen Klopp will be handed a £200m transfer budget to improve his Liverpool squad this summer.
The Lowdown: Summer rebuild is on the cards
It’s pretty clear that Liverpool are going to look a very different team next season, with the likes of Roberto Firmino leaving and a much-spoken-about midfield overhaul set to be on the cards.
The Reds have been linked with a number of new midfield options heading into the summer transfer window such as the much-coveted Jude Bellingham and reported Chelsea contract rebel Mason Mount.
Bellingham is said to have a price tag of around £130m on his head, so FSG would have to hand Klopp a sizeable transfer budget if he is to bring that level of superstar into the team.
The Latest: Klopp set for a transfer warchest
While speaking on his YouTube channel, Talbot claimed Klopp is to be handed £200m by Liverpool’s current owners to spend this summer – which does not take any player sales into account.
He said: “I did ask about [their] budget. It seems to be around £200m they will spend, net – and then on top of that, you can put into account player sales as well.”
The Verdict: Liverpool could make huge moves this summer
If Liverpool are to get back to the glory days of the last few seasons and challenge for the Premier League and Champions League on a regular basis, Klopp must be allowed to spend this summer.
Liverpool are still relying on ageing players such as Fabinho, James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip quite often, which just goes to show why they are in need of a shake-up this upcoming transfer window, particularly in midfield.
Bringing in Premier League and Champions League-proven players such as Mount and Bellingham would go a long way to redeveloping the Reds by adding energy and youthfulness, while also giving Klopp the ability to build the spine of his team around two impressive English midfielders.