Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he has a final say on Liverpool's transfer and claimed a player will not move to Anfield if he does not want him at the club. The German manager replaced Brendan Rodgers in October 2015 after the latter was shown the exit door for poor display in the earlier fixtures of the 2015/16 season.
The former Liverpool manager revealed about the working of the club's transfer committee, where he was forced to sign players from the pre-arranged list during his time at the Merseyside club. The Northern Irishman also went on to suggest that signing Mario Balotelli was the decision of the transfer committee, despite Rodgers not wanting to land the striker.
The Italian international has returned to AC Milan on loan after a disappointing last season at Liverpool. Despite suggesting he has the final say in the Reds' incomings and outgoings, Klopp suggested that all signings should be agreed with the club's hierarchy and the former Borussia Dortmund manager has labeled that situation to be "normal".
"I don't know if anyone ever has the total say anywhere," Klopp said, as quoted by Goal.com. "If we want to take, for example, Zlatan Ibrahimovic I don't know what his price he is at the moment, but he's 34 and you would have to pay £100m for example so I would think I'd need to ask before signing him."
"I said from the first day when I came in here, that it's like how I used to work. Sometimes, my staff and myself have an idea with a player we know, we heard about, we saw, we heard about whatever and we get some information on him," he said.
"It's not my job then to cut videos or things like this, and then there players our scouts bring in and say look at this — we've heard about him, we've seen him, we've watched him for a long time and we discuss this. In the end, it's like I said in the first press conference, if I don't want a player to come here, then he will not come.
"If the player I want doesn't fit our budget, then he will not come too. It is absolutely normal. There is nothing for me to be surprised about, it's a normal situation."