• Liverpool manager says players want to qualify for the ‘joy’
  • Klopp admits ‘we will not buy eight players if we qualify’

Jürgen Klopp has said that Champions League qualification will not allow him to go on a spending spree or for Liverpool to radically reshape his squad. Fresh from beating Manchester United 4-2, Liverpool know that victories against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, plus Burnley and Crystal Palace, mean a top-four finish is within their grasp.
Liverpool banked £98m in Champions League broadcast money for 2018-19, when they won the competition, so being consigned to next season’s Europa League would make a sizeable dent in their budget. However, Klopp insisted that the players’ ambition is the main motivation to play among the European elite as he dismissed talk of changing his plans in the transfer market.
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