The Reds boss believes his side must secure a Champions League spot in order to have a successful summer transfer window.
The reigning champions have been struggling for form in their recent matches.Liverpool
have slipped to sixth place on the league table and they are already out of the title race.
’s side are now facing a serious challenge to finish the league in the top four as they are currently two points away from the Champions League qualification zone. Ahead of his team’s Thursday match againstChelsea
has spoken about the Reds' form and their battle to qualify for the Champions League.
“The main reason for qualifying for the Champions League is always financial. It is a great competition to play in but for the club it’s about [finances].
“Sure, you want to excite some players. In the beginning we were sitting with some players who had offers from clubs who played in the Champions League and it was like ‘OK, sorry, we can only offer nothing or Europa League!’
“But apart from that it’s always about finances. This year there is no difference, I would say. I hope people still see we do our absolute best and try everything to make it happen, but we will see how it will end up.
“It is not that the owners called me and said ‘if you don’t qualify for the Champions League then this or that will happen’, because we are all together.
“We all understand the situation. They know we try absolutely everything to qualify for the Champions League again, that’s clear.”