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Liverpool warned Chelsea could steal Jurgen Klopp as ‘FSG cannot compete with Boehly-Clearlake’

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Jurgen Klopp could walk away from Liverpool if he doesn’t get the transfer investment he wants, according to Stan Collymore, with Chelsea one potential destination should he jump ship.

The Reds’ issues on and off the pitch are mounting with owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) hoping to sell at least a portion of their stake in the club amid a downturn in results.

Despite the issues, former Liverpool striker Collymore believes that Klopp is not solely to blame and will command plenty of admiring glances from rival teams across the continent.

Even with Chelsea also struggling to win titles this season, he fears the substantial investment being made by the Boehly-Clearlake ownership could tempt Klopp.

He told Caught Offside: “Remember where Liverpool were when he came in – they were a real mess!

“They had a below-average squad, were barely competitive and couldn’t attract top players. Klopp single-handedly changed all of that and went on to win every trophy possible along the way, and he didn’t just turn them into a winning side, he completely revolutionised their style of play.

“The problem the club face now is trying to compete financially with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea, who have insane amounts of wealth. Of course, FSG aren’t poor owners, but they will never be in the same bracket as the [Manchester] City Group and Todd Boehly.”

He continued: “The reality is, if FSG sack Klopp, there is no one else out there better equipped to do a better job, so anyone calling for him to go should be careful what they wish for because I’m certain that if he suddenly became available, you’d have Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, PSG and even Chelsea all lining up.

“Having said that, assuming the owners stick with him for the remainder of the season, if I’m Klopp, I’m demanding significant reinvestment in the summer, and if it doesn’t come, I’m gone.”