Jurgen Klopp spoke to the media before Liverpool’s clash with Crystal Palace and admitted that not qualifying for the Champions League next season may have an impact on transfers business.
Klopp’s side were embarrassed on Tuesday night after a 5-2 defeat to Real Madrid at Anfield. The first time Liverpool have ever conceded 5 goals at home in a European fixture.
“We know we have to improve and change things and we will,” said the German.
“We cannot do it now but it’s already clear that we have to do something in the summer. For now, we just have to go through this and fight back.”
Klopp’s side face an extremely difficult task in continuing in the Champions League this season after the loss to Madrid. The Reds are also in a race for the top 4 in the Premier League. Liverpool are currently 7 points off a Champions League qualification place.
Klopp spoke on the possibility of not playing in the Champion League next year and whether it will impact the club’s plans for the summer rebuild.
“It’s not helpful [if we don’t get in the Champions League],” said Klopp.
“We have to start doing work earlier before we know where we will end up position wise and European competition wise. These things are clear.
“We played five years in a row in the Champions League and went through to the final three times, which is massive from a money point of view.
“We built a stand and training ground – the club is in a really good place – but around us a few people are speeding up a little bit and you can’t ignore that. You cannot ignore these kinds of things.
“It’s still about finding in the right players. It’s not about bringing a lot, it’s about right [players].”