Frank Lampard has labelled Jurgen Klopp’s judgement of Chelsea’s transfer spending “amusing”, highlighting that Liverpool’s big expenditure in the last few years had laid the foundations for the club to clinch the Premier League (PL) title.
Chelsea have reportedly spent over £200m on their new signings – Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell.
While, Liverpool only signed left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas from Olympiakos Piraeus this campaign with Kloop stating that the ‘Reds’ would not be spending heavily as they are a “different kind” of club, one “not owned by countries or an oligarch”.
“I was less annoyed with it, I found it more, slightly amusing, I would say. Because I think when you talk about the owners of clubs, I don’t think it matters what line of business they come from, we’re talking about some very wealthy owners of clubs in the Premier League,” said Lampard.
“Liverpool’s story is a fantastic story of a club over the five years that Klopp has been there that they have managed to get the recruitment right to a really high level,” he added.
“And the reality is probably, other than maybe Leicester, which is an incredible story, most clubs that win the Premier League in the modern day have recruited well and recruited at a high level money-wise.
“You can go through the Liverpool players: Van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho, Keita, Mane, Salah – incredible players, that came at a very high price,” added Lampard.
The London-based outfit will take on Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday evening in their first league game of the 2020-21 season at The American Express Community Stadium (21:00).
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By FARPost Reporter