Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp “even happier” with Liverpool owners in light of happenings at Chelsea
With the current situation at Chelsea regarding Roman Abramovich, Jurgen Klopp was allowed to reflect on the fact that he is ‘even happier’ with the club’s current owners.
Abramovich had his assets frozen by the UK government over his ties to Vladimir Putin, with the sanctions having a direct implication on Chelsea.
The blues have received dispensation to continue their footballing operations but currently unable to sign or sell players, agree new contracts or sell merchandise.
Jurgen Klopp was asked about the developments ahead of another Premier League weekend, he said:
“When Roman Abramovich came to Chelsea did anybody really care? Did anybody really care when Newcastle got taken over?” Klopp said.
“Do supporters really care? That’s the question.
“I think it’s pretty obvious where the money is coming from, everybody knew it but we accepted it – that’s our fault, that’s society’s fault.
“Now we think, ‘no we cannot accept it anymore’ and now we punish them. Not Chelsea‘s fault, not at all.
“I have no idea what a background check [on owners] would look like in these moments.
“But I can tell you I am six-and-a-half years here now and from the first day I came here I was really happy with our owners, and in these times I’m even more happy with our owners.
“In the end, owners are there to lead a club, to give financial resources. When they want to make a benefit, we say ‘how can they make a benefit, they’re just in here to give money to football’.
“In the end, we don’t think about where the money is coming from and now obviously we think about where it is coming from, and it is a good idea.”