Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had already criticized the value of Manchester United signing Paul Pogba.
The likes of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also stated that the sums spent was ridiculous. However United manager Jose Mourinho stated that those who are complaining can’t spend as much, hinting that they should be jealous of Manchester’s spending power.
Klopp has come out and replied that he doesn’t care about this factor.
“I’m absolutely not interested in what other clubs are doing, there’s completely no point,” the German, who begins his first full season in charge of the Reds on Sunday away at Arsenal, said. “I’m focused on here. I cannot criticise what they are doing, I don’t want to criticise the market.
“If they spent money for players then they are convinced, I’m sure, about quality, they have the money hopefully, then do it.
Then Klopp pointed out that the Reds are spending too, not as much as their rivals, but they’ve strengthened the squad.
“We spent money and not five pounds! Decent money. It’s better that we have money and maybe we’ll get a little bit more before Aug. 31. It looks healthy. It makes sense that it looks something like healthy. You buy, you sell.
“It’s not about going to the owners and saying ‘I don’t want to do it.’ Not because they won’t do it. They are really on our side.
“We want to have success, we need to have success and all the others too. You need to find a way for you which could work because nobody knows.”
Then the former Dortmund manager underlined why he’s not a fan of big money signings.
“[Does] the big price on a player’s back make you more confident? I don’t believe in it. This player can be injured and then maybe you’ve got a bigger hole. I’m not interested.
“In the transfer window and especially in the summer before the Premier League starts, all everybody talks about is transfers.
“I understand this, it’s nice. I read it, I think ‘Wow.’ If it’s about us I know it’s bull—- and if it’s not I think ‘that could be possible, that’s really interesting.’ It’s all about expectation.”