Hans-Joachim Watzke may well be a powerful figure at the reigning Bundesliga champions but he says there is no conflict between him and Jurgen Klopp.
Both Watzke and Klopp are strong characters, but when questioned on their relationship the general manager was quick to talk about the mutual trust between him and his coach.
"No, we never argue! Jurgen, Michael Zorc, and I maybe discuss things together. But we have total basic trust that is always there," Watzke told Bild.
"We know we can rely on each other and are very close together."
When Watzke was asked about whether he would like the club to have someone pumping millions into the team he said it is more enjoyable not having huge amounts of money to spend.
"We have our way, we are independent and free. It's also fun to be creative and to not buy everything," he added.