Liverpool have so far not strengthened this summer, other than bringing in left back Konstantinos Tsimikas for about £12million, while their reported priority target for this summer is Thiago Alcantara.
City have completed big-money deals for Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres and also want another new defender while Chelsea have brought in Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech for £230million in total.
Jurgen Klopp on BBC Sport talked about his side’s decision not to make any big signings this summer.
‘For some clubs it seems less important how uncertain the future is. Owned by countries, owned by oligarchs, that’s the truth. We are a different kind of club,’ Klopp said in an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live when asked about their transfer plans.
“We got to the Champions League final two years ago, we won it last year and became Premier League champions. We cannot change it overnight and say, ‘so now we want to behave like Chelsea, now we want to behave like them.’”
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Chief Manchester City writer at the Manchester Evening News (MEN), Stuart Brennan has labelled this Klopp’s Liverpool FC transfer comparison to City and Chelsea a sheer hypocrisy.
“They pretty much killed their own ability to spend by placing their staff on furlough at the start of the pandemic lockdown, a decision they hastily reversed after a public outcry,” Stuart Brennan wrote.
He asked why the Liverpool boss has failed to explain why he has performed yet another U-turn in his thinking after Liverpool splashed out the second biggest transfer spend in football history, after he had said he would walk away from football if he ever had to spend huge amounts of money, after Manchester United paid a world record £89million for Paul Pogba.
After Liverpool splashed out the second biggest transfer spend in football history, Klopp announced, with a trademark toothy grin, that he had “changed his mind” and that spending money in order to compete was perfectly OK.
In reaction to Klopp’s comment shared on Twitter by City Chief, Many City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
A Jose Pep like war is gonna start
— Pouya Baharifar (@PouyaBaharifar) September 10, 2020
Klopp is a good manager but thats hypocrisy..talk of double standards
— Riddick Lovelorn (@RiddickLovelorn) September 10, 2020
He’s gone to Mourinho’s school of moaning and hypocrisy
— Oli MCFC (@OliCtid) September 10, 2020
I have been saying this for 5 years now klopp is a sadistic hypocrite . Liverpool’s £240 million splurge in 2018 – an amount which neither City nor Chelsea have ever come close to surpassing. He is a good manager but a super hypocrite
— The true man city🏐 (@eboundary22) September 10, 2020
Klop is the kind of managers that when they find no money to spend on big players they start crying and criticizing ..and that’s no news he’s the lost brother of mourinho
— Fury-V- (@FuryV3) September 10, 2020
What a fuking hypocrite… Mr. Jurgen Mourinho
— Nizar K (@Nyzo_k) September 10, 2020