Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has, on Friday evening, grabbed the headlines courtesy of a less-than-subtle dig at Manchester City.
Klopp, of course, is currently preparing to lead his side into a highly-anticipated Premier League showdown with Pep Guardiola’s champions.
The Reds, amid a season to forget to date, will welcome City to Anfield on Sunday evening, in the knowledge that a defeat would see them slip a whopping 16 points adrift of a side with whom they have spent the best part of the last five years battling for supremacy in England’s top-flight.
Evidently, though, Klopp is of the opinion that the gap opened up between the two clubs this season comes owing to an unfair advantage.
Speaking to the media on Friday evening, Liverpool’s boss was drawn on City’s ongoing dominance.
And, in response, he went on to point towards the essentially limitless funds at the disposal of the Sky Blues, using the addition of Erling Haaland as an example of a player who would have been signed ‘no matter what he cost’:
“Nobody can compete with Man City. You have the best team in the world and you put in the best striker on the market, no matter what he cost.”
Klopp, from here, also made use of the opportunity to highlight the wealth boasted by two other state-owned clubs, in the form of Newcastle United and French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain:
”Newcastle have said ‘there’s no ceiling for this club’, and he’s absolutely right. Congratulations. Some other clubs have ceilings.”
“It is not possible. Not possible. It is just clear. There are three clubs in world football who can do what they want financially.”