Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has taken a swipe at Manchester City ahead of today’s League Cup final by saying he doesn’t need money to challenge for trophies.
The German will play his first cup final as the Liverpool boss against City at Wembley, and he is already aware that the cash being made available to rebuild the squad he inherited from Brendan Rodgers will be limited.
But he said: “It’s not about transfers, right player, big money.
“I don’t care. If we have money, then take it, use it.
“If we don’t have it, don’t say ‘we have not enough money’ – try a different way
“I am patient enough. I would like to win every game and I feel like really, really, really disappointed after a defeat.
“But, next morning, the sun shines again and you have the chance to do something new.
“That’s what I love about this job.”
Klopp also doesn’t accept that Liverpool will be facing a team that have been adversely affected by the news that Manuel Pellegrini will be replaced at the end of the season by Pep Guardiola.
A year ago, the German was working his notice at Borussia Dortmund.
And he said: “When I saw Manuel talking about what was going to happen, I could tell that he was okay with the idea.
“Man City and Manuel Pellegrini have had a great time together.
“Now Man City will do something else and Manuel Pellegrini can do something else. That’s it, that’s how it is in football, nothing is for all time. You have to accept it.
“City are in a good moment and it will be a very difficult game.
“But I am greedy and I want to win the cup.”