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Liverpool’s rival club’s manager reacts angrily to Klopp’s comments on spending

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Latest Liverpool news: Guardiola reacts angrily to Klopp’s comments on Man City

Pep Guardiola reacted angrily to Jurgen Klopp’s comments on Manchester City’s spending power.

The Manchester side spent £62.8m (h/t Metro) on Rodri from Atletico Madrid and face the Reds in the Community Shield on Sunday.

City have also spent heavily in previous windows signing the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sane, Ilkay Gundogan and Ederson.

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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola

Liverpool spent huge in the previous summer window but haven’t made any big moves this time around.

Klopp named City and PSG and La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona as clubs who spend constantly and the Reds could not live in “fantasia land where you get whatever you want”.

Guardiola was irked by these comments and replied (h/t Metro):

“Did it bother me? Of course it bothered me, because it’s not true that we spend £200m every transfer market. That is not true.

“So it’s Liverpool, you’ll never walk alone, so it’s not a small team. It’s Liverpool.”

Guardiola also explained that City haven’t spent big in every summer and claimed that one major spending season was due to his squad featuring players over 30.

The Spaniard added that FFP was there to prevent clubs from overspending and they could be meted punishment if they broke the rules.

War of words ahead of the final

Klopp isn’t wrong in suggesting that Guardiola has spent big at City, but the Spaniard suggesting we did the same has to be looked at from another point of view too.

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Christian Benteke

Liverpool have made great money on the sales of players like Philippe Coutinho, Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke.

We have kept our spending in check by selling players for great deals too, which hasn’t always been the case under Guardiola.

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Liverpool and City have been on the rise in recent years and the rivalry seems to be growing with each season.

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Boost for Klopp as Liverpool starlet’s possible move to join title rivals ruled out

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No Leicester move for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson

Leicester City have not made any attempt to sign Liverpool winger Harry Wilson. (h/t Wales Online)

The Welsh winger is currently on loan at Bournemouth and has an impressive 6 goals in 20 appearances this season for the Poppies. (h/t Whoscored)

His performances for Bournemouth have seen the 22-year-old’s stock rise further after a successful spell at Championship side Derby County last season.

Wilson’s performances have not escaped the notice of Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, who watched the youngster progress through the youth ranks during his time at Liverpool.

Harry Wilson

When asked about his interest in Wilson, Rodgers was diplomatic in his response. (h/t Sky News)

“I know Harry very well. He’s a fantastic talent. I don’t speculate or gossip on other players, especially other players from other teams.”

Sources close to the Welsh winger have dismissed any notion of the player wanting out as he strives to be a success on Merseyside. (h/t Wales Online)

Wilson is currently at Liverpool for rehabilitation as he recovers from a strange leg injury that has kept him out of action for two weeks in December.

Wilson is Bournemouth’s top scorer this season with 6 goals.

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Wilson beat Gareth Bale’s record by 108 days to become Wale’s youngest debutant at the age of 16 in 2013. He has gone on to represent his country 17 times and has scored 4 goals.

Wilson has made 1 appearance for Liverpool. He made his debut against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup in 2017 coming on as a substitute for Philippe Coutinho.

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Liverpool target Nigerian star with £52m release clause ‘promised’ to PL club

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Liverpool are keen on signing Villarreal midfielder Samuel Chukwueze

Liverpool are keen on signing Villarreal’s Nigerian midfielder Samuel Chukwueze. (h/t Express)

The 20-year-old has become one of the brightest prospects in La Liga and is attracting interest from a host of top European clubs, who have taken a liking to his pace and dribbling.

The news of Liverpool’s interest has emerged amidst reports that the midfielder has been promised to a Premier League club. (h/t Liverpool Echo)

Premier League rivals Chelsea are also said to be monitoring the player.

Samuel Chukwueze

French giants Lyon are also linked with a move for the player.

With Memphis Depay and Jeff Reine-Adelaide out injured and Moussa Dembele linked with a move to the Premier League, Lyon are looking to bolster their attack by signing the skilful Nigerian star.

Chukwueze has been on Liverpool’s radar for a while. He has a release clause of £52 million in his contract.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed a stellar season so far and has scored 5 goals in 18 appearances for the Yellow Submarines. (h/t Whoscored)

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Chukwueze was part of the Nigerian squad that won the Under-15 World Cup in 2015 where he won the Bronze boot.

The player has gone on to make 13 appearances for the Nigerian senior team and has so far scored 2 goals. His performances have lead to him winning the Nigerian young player of the year for 2017-18.

He has also been named by UEFA in the 50 young players to watch in 2019-20.

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Liverpool pocket £2.7m profit from sale of midfielder who made zero appearances

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Liverpool sell Allan Rodrigues de Souza to Atletico Mineiro for £3.2 million

Liverpool have sold Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza to Brasileiro Serie A club Atletico Mineiro for £3.2million. (h/t Liverpoolfc)

This represents a profit of £2.7million on a player who has made no appearances for the Reds. The 22-year-old joined the club from Brazilian club Internacional in 2015 for £500,000. (h/t Liverpool Echo)

The player’s inability to obtain a work permit has lead to the player spending the duration of his time at Liverpool out on loan. Allan has been out on loan 6 times in his 5 years at Liverpool.

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Allan spent 2019 on loan at Fluminense for whom he made 28 appearances. The Brazilian club looked set to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis, but backed out permitting Mineiro to make their move.

The Brazilian had six months remaining on his present Anfield contract. The club had the option to extend his deal by 12 months.

With the player unable to secure his work permit, Liverpool have chosen not to exercise the option and instead sell the player.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is said to have been impressed by the player upon his arrival at Merseyside and had made up his mind to bring the player into the Reds lineup. (h/t Daily Mail)

Unfortunately, it was not to be and the midfielder will now try his luck in the Brazilian first division.

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Allan has won 7 caps for the Brazilian Under-20 and Under-23 sides. He was part of the SJK squad that won the Finnish 1st division during his time on loan in the country.

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