Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that the Reds are not a selling club and has called for more consistency in the years ahead.
The figures would suggest otherwise as it’s been claimed by research group CIES Football Observatory in a report this week that Liverpool have recouped £379m in transfer fees over the last six years, more than any other European club.
That covers a period in which the likes of Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling were sold for big money to rivals, while Klopp also allowed 13 players to leave the club this past summer in an exodus that has allowed him to firmly stamp his mark on the current squad.
However, with the players that he wants in place for the most part now, he doesn’t envisage anywhere near as much selling in the forthcoming transfer windows.
“The successful teams don’t have to change a lot,” he told the media in his press conference on Thursday. “There is no need for Liverpool to be a selling club. Nobody calls and says: ‘come on, sell, we need money’.
“It’s about finding the right squad. I’m not that busy usually in transfer windows but it was the situation.
“The squad was quite big and we needed to do a few things. We brought in the players we wanted. We don’t have to buy another six next year. We feel confident with this squad.
“Change is sometimes good, but not everybody was 100% happy in the last years with the big amount of money we earned. But it’s not important any more.
“We are here and trying to find some consistency.”
Time will tell as to whether or not that idea sticks, as ultimately it will depend on Liverpool being successful and giving players plenty of reasons to stay at the club rather than seek new challenges and better chances of silverware elsewhere.
Klopp has made big strides since arriving at Anfield, but consistency on and off the pitch now appears to be the key target moving forward for the Premier League giants.