‘They fix problems differently to us’: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp aims a dig at Chelsea’s January splurge as it nears £200m ahead of their Anfield showdown… and warns ‘I’m not sure they can do that for the next 10 years’
- Jurgen Klopp aimed a dig at Chelsea and their huge January spending spree
- The Blues travel to Anfield after spending almost £200m in this month’s window
- £88m signing Mykhailo Mudryk is just one of five players to join this month
- Klopp admitted he was unsure how the Blues’ spending was currently possible
Jurgen Klopp aimed a dig at Chelsea’s splurge in the January transfer window at his press conference ahead of the Blues’ visit to Anfield on Saturday.
The Liverpool manager tried his best to keep it brief but was certainly intentional when discussing the near-£200million outlay by the Blues this month.
Chelsea have spent over £400m since the consortium headed by billionaire Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital took over in the summer, with potentially more expected before the end of the month.
Jurgen Klopp aimed a dig at Chelsea’s splurge in the January transfer window on Friday
That is a lot more than Liverpool, who after buying Benfica forward Darwin Nunez for an initial £64m – which could rise to a club-record £85m with add-ons – and youngsters Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay, have added £38m PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo as their likely only January transfer.
‘Chelsea fix problems differently to us,’ the German manager said on Friday.
It comes as the Blues are set to make their sixth signing of the window with PSV and England U21 star Noni Madueke likely to complete his move to Stamford Bridge on Friday.
Chelsea have spent £152m already this month, excluding Madueke, and had a £55m bid for Moises Caicedo recently rejected by Brighton.
When asked about the spending of his top four rival, Klopp took a diplomatic approach. Though, there was a sense he had far more to say on the matter.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has put his hand into his deep pockets for the Blues’ regeneration
‘Interesting,’ he said. ‘I can’t explain it, I have no idea. But if the numbers are true then it’s impressive.’
Many within football circles, including Klopp, have struggled to understand how the…