Liverpool fans have taken to social media to react to Jurgen Klopp’s recent comments about what impact missing the top four this season could have on the current squad and potential summer acquisitions.
The Reds face a big fight to get themselves out of a current rut and get themselves back into the top four come the end of the season, with the obvious Champions League football on offer that such a finish would provide.
Indeed, there will be a natural concern that falling short will see key players leave the club and make the task harder to attract new signings but Klopp is not too concerned about that prospect.
Speaking in his press conference yesterday afternoon, he played down fears of players leaving and also said he only wants to work with footballers that want to sign for the club regardless of the Champions League in a set of firm comments.
Reds took to Twitter to react and discuss their thoughts about what he said, then, so let’s take a look at their considerations:
Jurgen Klopp: "If a player wants to leave because we don't have CL then I don't want him
It's the same if a player doesn't want to come here because we don't play CL next year
I know that we have loyalty of the players. I know them well enough for that not to happen"
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) March 5, 2021
Be careful with your words. https://t.co/vsMwJea6JX
— Mohd Edzhar (@BobbyEdzhar) March 6, 2021
We’re definitely not making top 4 if Klopp is saying this https://t.co/NuvJ2E0xV1
— Drew. (@WordsIDrew) March 6, 2021
Redemption season 🔜 https://t.co/UPVYY0weK2
— Tanmay (@LFCTanmay) March 6, 2021
Top 4 isn’t an achievement at all and you can still attract players.
Arsenal signed Partey and Spurs signed Bale. They didn’t have CL.
Only problem is FSG won’t sanction huge deals without CL revenue.
That means we won’t be able to afford the best players. https://t.co/OPVYXE0VkA
— Steven O’Connor (@stevie80con) March 6, 2021
Have to admit I’m concerned about this summer
With no CL I can see Salah, possibly even Virgil joining Gini out the door.
These players have already won everything with this club, will they be arsed to be part of another rebuild/Europa league campaign https://t.co/j5VHOkYnny
— Jack (@JackHallows_) March 6, 2021
Big statement https://t.co/MFhnZagIv5
— MaxHoneyball (@MaxHoneyball) March 6, 2021
Exactly what I wanted to hear right now https://t.co/xe9X2sSgA2
— Bohemian Furstenberg (@bardiB4u) March 5, 2021
My manager https://t.co/vAxZ1hha9L
— Amandeep (@lxrdAB) March 5, 2021
Reds fan and writer for Anfield Watch, currently based in the south and still not over Xabi Alonso’s exit. Also a match-going reporter in the EFL.