Barry Fry has told Football FanCast that Liverpool must back Jurgen Klopp this summer or risk losing him.
The Reds have endured a terrible season and are in a fight to finish in the top four, instead of trying to defend the Premier League title that they won last term.
Indeed, they drew three games last season and lost three, though, after their clash with Newcastle United they had drawn nine and lost nine this season.
Liverpool have struggled with various injury woes, particularly defensively, as Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have both missed vast swathes of the season.
With the summer transfer window coming up, Fry has told FFC that the ownership of the club must give Klopp the funds needed to bring his squad up to scratch.
He believes that it is a test of the ownership’s ambition, and if their desires do not align with Klopp’s, Fry believes the German could well walk away.
He said: “He likes winning things, he likes his players to play the style that they play, which is exciting, attack-minded, which suits the fans, but you’ve got to have the players to do that.
“It’ll be interesting to see where he goes, who he wants this year, out of his recruitment. It’ll much depend on what his budget is, obviously, that will really tell us whether Liverpool, as a football club, are as ambitious as their manager is.
“And if they’re not, he might not be there.”