'Sometimes you have to spend' – Klopp would welcome fresh investment at Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp would welcome the prospect of fresh investment at Liverpool, saying the Reds need to add "proven quality" to their squad.

Earlier this week, The Athletic reported Fenway Sports Group (FSG) were open to selling Liverpool, although the Reds' owners have since clarified they are simply willing to "consider new shareholders".

Klopp reaffirmed his own commitment to the club on Thursday, and has now said new investment would be a positive development if it enables his side to "take risks" in the transfer market.

"In the structure we had, we were obviously able to spend money, but we always had to look and say, 'what did we earn?' That was always the situation, it was clear," Klopp said at a pre-match news conference ahead of Liverpool's meeting with Southampton.

"The two biggest transfers we did in the past, with Ali [Alisson] and Virg [Van Dijk], we all know how it happened.

"We got some money from Barcelona [for Philippe Coutinho] and spent it wisely, I would say.

"For me, how we did it so far brought us to where we are. But fresh money is no mistake, let me say it like this. Nothing gets cheaper, and not only because of the inflation rate.

"Sometimes you have to spend. We are really happy to give all our young kids a chance, and I'm so positive about the impact they will have in the future.

"But around it you have to, from time to time, throw in proven quality. In an ideal world, they are young as well, and not 35! So yes, from time to time, you have to take some risks, and we will see.

"I have no idea what will happen, but I am positive about it. If in the end it is not positive, then I can start worrying, but I just think everything will be fine."