Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is convinced his side's failure to qualify for the Champions League will affect their chances of signing new players.
Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s 6-0 triumph over Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday, Klopp claimed he only wants players who are keen to play for the club.
“If a player only wants to come to us to play in the Champions League, short-term ideas are always silly,” he is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.
“I don't like this. I don't like it when players say 'ah, but you're not in the Champions League'. We want to GET you because we want to play in the Champions League.
“If you don't want to help us, and want to jump on a running train, then go somewhere else.
“You need the right mentality and quality. That's how it is. If there's a player who won't join Liverpool because we don't play in the Champions League or will only join because we're in the Champions League, that's not for us."