Liverpool back where they belong, says CEO Peter Moore
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 16/10/18 5:15pm
Liverpool are "back where they belong" as "European royalty" under Jurgen Klopp, says the club's chief executive Peter Moore.
The 63-year-old has been in his job for just over a year, and in that time he has seen Liverpool break two transfer records and reach their first Champions League final for 11 years.
The arrivals of Virgil van Dijk - the world's most expensive defender - and Alisson - the world's most expensive goalkeeper at the time - as well as their progress on the pitch show Liverpool are back among the European elite, according to Moore.
He told Radio City Talk in Liverpool: "I think we are back where we belong. There is a banner on the Kop which says 'European Royalty' and that is who we were, who we are and no one wants (to play) Liverpool in Europe right now.
"My job is to harness the power of what we have and bring it together off the pitch and provide the support the team needs.
"Being financially viable and being able to afford players is key to that success in modern football but winning football is key and last season is indicative of that."
While Liverpool's progress under Klopp has been undeniable, the Reds are yet to win a trophy under the German, with the League Cup in 2012 under Kenny Dalglish being the last trophy to be brought back to Anfield.
Moore says ending that drought is a priority, explaining: "We are a club used to winning silverware and that is the one piece we are focused on.
"What we have at Melwood is a tremendous combination of a world-class manager, a coaching staff and scouting staff which is world-class, a sporting director in Michael Edwards whose job is to help Jurgen build that team.
"My role and my team's role is to provide them with all the support they need to make the football happen, to drive the revenue to fund a world-class team, which I believe we have now.
"Our job as a club is to help in any way we can to build that team to be successful."