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