Jurgen Klopp has denied that the £67 million they spent on Alisson Becker is ‘crazy money’.
Liverpool smashed the world transfer record for a goalkeeper to bring the Brazilian ‘keeper to Anfield, with the previous record only being set last year when Man City paid £35 million to sign Ederson Moraes from Benfica.
Despite almost doubling the transfer fee paid by the Citizens just 12 months ago, Jurgen Klopp has defended the decision, saying that it isn’t ‘crazy money,’ and citing the €100 million release clause of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak as a defence:
“Everybody thinks it’s a lot of money. It is a lot of money, but he could’ve left for crazy money,” the Liverpool boss told ESPN.
“The clause for Oblak, for example, is €100m, so nice! The goalkeeper market is different because it’s not each year that there is anybody available.
“We didn’t know exactly if Alisson is available or not, but from a specific moment we realised obviously he is available and that’s the moment when we decided we want to go for him.”