Jurgen Klopp reacts angrily to Manchester United and Chelsea’s transfer activity.
Only one new player has joined Liverpool ahead of the new Premier League season.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that he is unsurprised by his Premier League competitors’ extravagant spending, claiming that Manchester United and Chelsea ‘always find a solution,’ in a barely veiled swipe at last season’s second and fourth-place finishers. The Reds have had a quiet few months in the transfer market, with defender Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig being their lone addition so far in the summer window.
The 22-year-£36 old’s million release clause was matched by the six-time European winners, and he signed a five-year contract at Anfield.
In order to bolster Liverpool’s existing transfer budget, a number of periphery players, notably Harry Wilson and Marko Gruijc, have been transferred out.
Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho and Romelu Lukaku have cost United and Chelsea a combined total of about £174 million.
In the latest instalment of their summer spending spree, the Red Devils are likely to seal the signing of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane for a fee of £41 million.
Manchester City has also been pouring the cash in preparation for their Premier League championship defense, with Jack Grealish signing for a British-record sum of £100 million earlier this month.
When asked about Liverpool’s championship competitors’ pricey habits, Klopp confessed that he didn’t understand how the aforementioned clubs, particularly United, were able to part with so much cash.
On Friday, the German manager told reporters, “We all know the scenario of Chelsea, City, and PSG.”
“I’m not sure how United managed to do what they did. We have our own method of doing things. We have always been able to spend the money we make.
“We spent before we generated money with Konate this year because, to be frank, we cannot take any risks in this situation after last season.
“I’m never astonished by Chelsea, City, or United’s financial clout; I’ve been here long enough to know they always find a way to deal with these issues.”
According to Transfermarkt, Liverpool’s net spending over the last ten years has been roughly £344 million, which is much less than the similar statistics for City, United, and Chelsea.
The Blues have spent £511 million on new players, whereas the two Manchester teams have combined to spend more over £2 billion. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”