Liverpool are expected to appoint Jurgen Klopp as their new manager by Friday, with reports suggesting he will get the final say on transfers.
Initial talks with the German are said to have progressed well and Klopp will sign an initial three-year deal to take over at Liverpool.
Klopp will work with Liverpool’s transfer committee but will reportedly insist on having the final say on incoming and outgoing players.
According to the Daily Mail:
‘The former Borussia Dortmund coach is keen to come but has told the club he will not bow down to the infamous Anfield transfer committee that has overseen so many poor incoming deals over the last two or three years.
‘Klopp has told Liverpool that he is happy to take advice and recommendations on players but that he must have the final say.
‘This is not a privilege that Rodgers has told friends was afforded to him during his time at the club.’
Until Rodgers’ exit on Sunday night, the transfer committee featured scouts Dave Fallows and Barry Hunter, the man in charge of analysis Michael Edwards, FSG’s Anfield representative Mike Gordon and chief executive Ian Ayre.
The Daily Mirror say Klopp ‘is happy to work under Liverpool’s transfer system…he has worked with a ‘transfer committee’ at Dortmund and was happy – providing he had the final say.’