I’ve no pact against signing Dortmund’s players, says Klopp
LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp insists he is free to sign players from Borussia Dortmund, denying an agreement is in place to prevent him raiding his former club.
The German coach has been linked with moves for several of Dortmund’s stars, including defenders Mats Hummels and Neven Subotic and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan since joining in October.
However, Klopp has told supporters not to expect multiple transfers between the two clubs, explaining how his new side are unable to compete on the same finance scale as other elite clubs.
“I have no agreement with Borussia Dortmund,” Klopp said. “I heard about an agreement, but no. Yet in my opinion it only makes sense to go for players we think we can get.
“So if we want to battle (with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City)… we can pay 100 (million), they can pay 120. It’s a crazy marketplace when you start doing this.
“There are so many mothers in the world that have brilliant sons, so you don’t always have to take the guys that everybody knows.
“Maybe you take one. But I have a good relationship still with Borussia Dortmund and with all the players.
“There is nothing between us and if there was a possibility that we could get one of those players and we needed him, then we could try it.”