Sources: Klopp tells friends he is 'not happy at Liverpool'
Jurgen Klopp has let it be known to friends he is “not happy at Liverpool” just weeks ahead of the new season, Football Insider has been told.
The manager is deeply frustrated at the lack of investment in the team this summer from the club’s American owners Fenway Sports Group.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that Klopp has let it be known he feels he is not getting the support he needs in the transfer market from FSG.
He is not expected to go public with his frustration and is not looking to walk out on a job he still loves.
But supporters hoping for a late signing blitz in the final five weeks of the summer window are set to be disappointed.
It is a stance shared by the manager, who was unhappy at the board not giving Georginio Wijnaldum the long-term contract he wanted before he quit on a free transfer and joined PSG.
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Klopp is also bemused at the contract offered to skipper Jordan Henderson as talks over a new deal fail to get off the ground.
The manager believes he has not been given the backing in recent windows of his main rivals, most notably at Man United, Man City and Chelsea.
Liverpool have strengthened their defence this summer with the £35million-plus capture of centre-back Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.
But Klopp has been told he has to offload fringe stars to fund that deal as well as any other potential business.
It means that hopes of a late-window marquee signing are looking unlikely at this stage.
Liverpool could sign a young attacker – Sparta Prague’s Adam Hlozek is still being closely watched, as first revealed by Football Insider – but the club are not operating in the top financial bracket.