Liverpool boss discusses how Europa League fate will affect transfer plans

According to The Liverpool Echo, manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted the result of tonight’s Europa League final won’t change Liverpool’s plans for the summer transfer window.

The Reds have finished four places and six points off a Champions League spot in the Premier League but could still qualify for Europe’s top tournament this evening.

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The Merseyside outfit face Sevilla in the final of the Europa League tonight at St. Jakob-Park in Switzerland, with not only a trophy on the line but also a place in the Champions League group stages for 2016/17.

That would guarantee an extra £40million in revenue for next season and in theory, allow Liverpool access to a higher calibre of player in the transfer market this summer.

But Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that even if his side lose tonight’s game, that won’t have an effect on Liverpool’s plans for the summer transfer window.

As quoted by The Liverpool Echo, he said; “Since I said what I’d do if I player said to me he would only come if we have Champions League (put the phone down), no player had said it to me!

“Hopefully we will never talk about the money around signings.Not because it’s not a big number or something but because if we take a player it’s because we believe he fits what we need, not because he’s expensive or he’s cheap.

“Nobody has said to me that if we’re not in the Champions League that affects things. If you aren’t in Europe at all then maybe you need less players but that’s not something to think about now.”