Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has delivered his verdict on the vast amounts of money Manchester City are spending, simple saying “We cannot compete”.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the German born manager stated that other clubs cannot compete with City, whose net spend is well over £370million since Klopp’s appointment,
“If we talk only about the money City have, you cannot compete,
“We said it already: we have two clubs in world football which are owned by countries. We cannot compete with that.”
Klopp on the other hand, who has the backing of Fenway Sports Group, has a net spend of just £5million at Liverpool, recouping most of his spendings from the sale of Philippe Coutinho.
However, the Reds do boast the World’s most expensive defender, having parted with £75million to secure the services of Virgil Van Dijk.
However, Klopp does not think that this money difference has any impact on the Liverpool squad, and believes his team is good enough to consistently battle with City,
“We can beat Man City like we did last month. We need to play at our very best.
“We didn’t need too much luck that day. That’s football and I love it.”