The Times: Klopp has more influence on transfers – Liverpool FC

Authoritative journalist Paul Joyce reported on the increased role of Jurgen Klopp in Liverpool’s transfer policy.

On Thursday it became known about the departure of Liverpool sporting director Julian Ward, who did not work in this position for a year after the departure of the previous director Michael Edwards.

According to The Times journalist Paul Joyce, Ward’s departure is due to his desire to take a break from football. The FSG are sure that he will not go to similar positions in other clubs.

It is also reported that in the last year in the transfer policy of Liverpool, the role of Jurgen Klopp has especially grown. According to Joyce, it was the German coach who “pushed through” the decision to sign Luis Diaz in order to get him out from under Tottenham’s nose. Klopp also really liked Darwin Nunes in head-to-head matches between Liverpool and Benfica.

In the coming transfer windows, especially in the summer, Liverpool are definitely in for a change as the coaching staff looks to strengthen their squad. The personnel reshuffle among those in charge of transfer policy turned out to be not very timely, so it is likely that Klopp’s influence will grow even more.

Neil Jones of Goal adds that the club have come to realize that the ‘spend what you earn’ model has run its course.