Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp makes big demand to the ownership: report

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool FC at American Express Community Stadium on January 14, 2023 in Brighton, United Kingdom.
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Liverpool may be changing owners soon – but Jurgen Klopp reportedly has made a big request to ownership Fenway Sports Group ahead of big upheaval at Anfield.

Rumours are rife that the Reds are about to be bought out by Qatari investors, with FSG ready to move on after almost 13 years in charge of the Merseysiders. Chelsea's sale to Todd Boehly has said to pique the interest of other owners to sell up, including fellow Americans, the Glazers, at Manchester United.

Klopp has always enjoyed a good relationship with FSG, the owners who hired him to take over from Brendan Rodgers in 2015. Last year, he signed an extension on his current Liverpool deal – but has reportedly gone to his bosses to ask for their help before their imminent departure. 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp interviewed following the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on January 07, 2023 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has suggested that fans shouldn't expect any more incomings this month (Image credit: Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Journalist Rudy Galetti (opens in new tab) has told Give Me Sport (opens in new tab) that Klopp has "for sure" requested a new midfielder, with prolific transfer guru Fabrizio Romano (opens in new tab) concurring in a live stream (opens in new tab) that a bid is about to be launched.

This is despite Klopp himself admitting that he believes further incomings are likely, with the Reds already adding Cody Gakpo of PSV early in the winter window.  

“I don’t think so,” the German answered when asked if fans should expect to see any more stars arrive this month, adding “In the end, my job is to use the boys we have.

“That’s the situation and you cannot solve all problems in a transfer window. In a dreamland, you buy players and bring them in, but I don’t see that coming.”

John W. Henry, Owner of Liverpool and wife Linda Pizzuti Henry interact with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool prior to the UEFA Champions League final match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Stade de France on May 28, 2022 in Paris, France.

Liverpool could be put up for sale soon (Image credit: Michael Regan - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Liverpool's midfield this season has been a serious worry, despite Fabinho, Stefan Bajcetic, Curtis Jones, Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara, Arthur Melo, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho all remaining options in the centre of the park. 

FSG have been criticised over the years for their reluctance to invest in the playing squad, operating with a "buy to sell" model that has seen the Merseysiders have to raise capital from the sales of the likes of Sadio Mané and Philippe Coutinho to bring in headline signings such as Darwin Nunez and Virgil van Dijk, respectively. 

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Moises Caicedo could be one of two Brighton midfielders heading to Merseyside: the Reds are said to be in a four-way race to sign Alexis Mac Allister, with three European sides also reportedly keen on the Argentine World Cup winner.

Liverpool are also thought to be working on a £44m summer deal for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes, while they could go head-to-head with Tottenham for for Sofyan Amrabat, who starred for Morocco at Qatar 2022.

In other news, recent Anfield arrival Cody Gakpo has revealed that compatriot Virgil van Dijk influenced his decision to join the Reds.

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