EPL 2016-17: Jurgen Klopp does not care about Manchester United's spending
Ahead of the biggest fixture in English football taking place tomorrow at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp talked about a range of issues in his pre-match press conference including the injury updates of some Liverpool players to the Reds' fixture congestion during the festive period. When asked about Manchester United's power off the field financially, Jurgen Klopp said defiantly that he does not care about Manchester United's spending more than his side.
Jose Mourinho announced his arrival at Old Trafford in style as the Red Devils spent more than £150 million again this summer including a world record deal for French midfielder Paul Pogba, making him the most expensive signing of all time. Liverpool, on the other hand, had a negative net spend this transfer period as the Reds received some hefty fees after offloading the likes of Christian Benteke and Joe Allen.
When asked about United spending more than the Reds, Jurgen Klopp said, “ I don't care how much money another club can spend. Absolutely not one second of my life. And I am completely fine with what we could spend and what we did in the summer. Having more money or all the money in the world is not in my dreams for the manager's job. I am completely fine with the situation we have here. It's not a competition. It's not that you win the league before the season.”
Jurgen Klopp earlier insisted that he will give ample chances to the players available at his disposal before looking at alternatives outside of the club. He continued, “You have a team without spending money and you have a team with spending a lot of money. Everybody has their own possibilities, their own ideas. I am happy with our possibilities. I have the attacking options I want. It's not about having to have the best players around anyway, it's about doing the best with what you have.”
The Liverpool manager also said that he is very pleased with his attacking options at the club and also revealed that Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum can feature against United. Manchester United visit Liverpool on Monday with this being the first time Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho face each other in the Premier League as the managers of the bitter rivals. Liverpool sit fourth in the league table while the Red Devils are sixth, three points behind Klopp's men.
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