Nowadays, astronomical transfer fees are the norm, and most Premier League clubs will have to pay over the odds to get their desired target.
Despite this, whenever a club tables a hefty amount, there is criticism from some quarters, and Liverpool are currently experiencing it.
According to BBC Sport on Wednesday, the Merseyside outfit have had a fee in the region of £66m accepted by Roma for goalkeeper Alisson, who is expected to finalise a switch to Anfield in the coming days.
If the deal goes through, then the Brazil international will be the world’s most expensive keeper.
It will be the second time in seven months that Liverpool have smashed a world-record fee having spent £75m on defender Virgil van Dijk in January.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been receiving some criticism for the lavish spending after he claimed to reporters in 2016 that he would quit football if world-record fees became the norm.
“If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney. The day that this is football, I’m not in a job anymore.”
The German coach has been accused of hypocrisy, but now some Liverpool fans are hitting back at the haters.
Opposition fans complaining about Klopp spending money is brilliant. They’re the same ones who mocked us for not eating at the transfer high table. We’re now competing with them and beating them on every player Klopp wants. They’re shook. And they should be.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) July 18, 2018
All of them are rattled that’s why 😂😂
— Mark Barlow (@markabarlow11) July 18, 2018
They are Running Scared! Klopp is the Biggest Draw in Football.
— Michael Aaron Davies (@MichaelAaronDa1) July 18, 2018
And let the shook, shook them for eye. We are in for greater things
— Chief kelz (@Igwekelzo) July 19, 2018
Major transfer business at anfield is long overdue…the fans deserve it…looking forward to a hopefully very successful season ahead…
— Dave (@Dunne_1974) July 18, 2018
Neverton fans must be sick 👍
— gizajob (@scouse_red_1956) July 18, 2018
Klopp is spending big let them moaning and be jealous, they should also look who he’s sold up until now (if Allison signs) he’s roughly spent 147 million in 3 seasons. That will change if we sign a new number 10 and players will be sold who are no longer required
— Ste Brown (@steviebrown76) July 18, 2018
We are marching back to the top where we belong. pic.twitter.com/7Yq5IZHmvi
— Muzie Khona (@muzie_khona) July 18, 2018
— David Oakley (@runningmanDave) July 18, 2018