Fans have called for Jurgen Klopp’s resignation after the Liverpool manager’s words came back to haunt him.
Liverpool are expected to complete the £111million signing of Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo after outbidding rivals Chelsea. The transfer marks a British record fee for a player, surpassing Declan Rice's recent £105m move to Arsenal.
It means the Reds have now splashed a gargantuan sum of over £200m on midfielders alone this summer, having already signed Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai.
But Liverpool’s mammoth spending has caught the attention of rival fans, who have now brought up old comments from Reds manager Jurgen Klopp slamming the wild spending by football clubs.
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Addressing Paul Pogba’s £89m move to Manchester United in 2016, Klopp had said: "The day that this is football, then I'm not in a job anymore. Other clubs can spend more money and collect top players. I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I had that money."
It prompted one rival fan on Twitter to ask: “What time’s his resignation landing?” while another tweeted: “Jurgen Klopp has to resign now.”
A third wrote: “Bye bye Klopp! It’s time for you to not be in a job anymore. Or are you just another hypocrite?”
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Others chimed in by adding: “World’s biggest hypocrite,” and “Absolutely crazy money. Good signing, but just wow….”
Klopp also spent a combined £122m on forwards Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo last summer ahead of the 2022/23 season. Yet the German already addressed his previous comments in 2018, claiming to have “changed his opinion” and saying he “doesn’t care” what others think about Liverpool’s spending.
He said: “That’s the problem these days, you say something and whatever bull**** you say, nobody will forget it! I could not imagine that the world would change like that – two and a half years ago, £100m was crazy money, since then the world obviously has changed.
“In this moment, we signed the world’s most expensive goalkeeper [Alisson Becker]. It is not for me to push my thoughts about that and say ‘no, I don’t want to pay big money” because in the end, if Liverpool FC is not successful it doesn’t work.
“It is only an opinion in that moment. Did I change my opinion? Yes. That is true. But it is better to change your opinion than never having one. We don’t care about what the world around is thinking. Like Man United didn’t care what I had to say about [Pogba].
"Whatever people say and bring it up again and again, I have had worse days in my life and worse things happen to me. We have the players we wanted. I am fine with that."
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