Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre insists manager Jurgen Klopp has the final say on all new signings at the club.
The Reds have spent vast sums of money over the past few years, with former boss Brendan Rodgers getting through the thick end of £300million during his tenure, but there was always speculation as to who was actually doing the recruitment.
Rumours of a ‘transfer committee’ have been rife, with suggestions that the Northern Irish tactician was handed players to work with rather than bringing in his own men.
But that has now been put to bed, with Ayre making it clear that it is and always has been the manager’s decision who signs for the Anfield giants.
“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 said. “That’s always been the case for as long as I’ve been here.”
Liverpool have been accused of spending too much money on sub-standard players, while the gamble on Italian misfit Mario Balotelli clearly backfired and the Andy Carroll debacle clearly still rankles with a few on Merseyside.
But there does seem to be renewed optimism at the club that things are on the up, with a new man at the helm and a current six-game unbeaten run in the Premier League.
That record will be tested by Crystal Palace on Sunday when the Eagles come calling and Alan Pardew’s men can be backed at 5.00 to record their sixth win of the season, with the Reds priced at 1.67.