Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Liverpool’s success could actually make it ‘more difficult’ to attract new players to the club this summer.
The European champions have built on last season’s Champions League success by lifting the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup so far this season, whilst the Reds are also on the verge of winning an elusive league title following their record-breaking start to the Premier League campaign.
Their success has made a move to Anfield an increasingly attractive proposition for Europe’s top players, with RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner – a reported target for the club this summer – last week speaking of his pride about speculation linking him with a move to Merseyside.
Despite Werner’s comments, however, Klopp has suggested it could actually be more difficult for Liverpool to sign the right profile of player in coming windows, with potential targets likely to seek assurances over their role in the club’s winning machine.
“If they (players) see you are successful, it’s easier to get into talks with players,” he said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Monday nights meeting with West Ham.
“But on the other side, it’s more difficult the better your team is because they ask questions like ‘where and when would I play?’
“We need players who want to be part of this, who want to fight for their spot, who want to make the next step together with us, who want to develop and improve so that’s it.
“We have these players and whoever wants to join us, needs to have exactly this kind of attitude.”