Liverpool chief exec claims Klopp in command and control

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has insisted manager Jurgen Klopp is in full control regarding the club’s transfer policy, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

It is thought former boss Brendan Rodgers had been forced to work within a transfer committee, with a panel deciding what targets the Reds should pursue.

Such a strategy was widely criticised after the likes of Luis Suarez was sold to Barcelona and replaced with Mario Balotelli – who completely flopped on Merseyside.

However, Ayre claims that Rodgers did have full say on incomings, and that the transfer policy in place behind the scenes at Anfield has not changed in eight years.

Speaking at the RDS Web Summit in Dublin, the chief executive said, ‘Brendan had the final say on all the players we signed.’

‘There’s only one person that has the final say over what players at Liverpool Football Club and that’s Jurgen Klopp right now.’

He poured cold water over suggestions a committee had been put in place under the previous regime, saying it ‘couldn’t be further from the truth.’

The former Borussia Dortmund tactician has impressed in his first month at the helm, remaining undefeated, and recently beat champions Chelsea 3-1 away from home.

He will take charge of his second home game in the Premier League this Sunday against Crystal Palace.