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Jurgen Klopp Calls Rivals Transfer Activity A 'Circus' After Only One Summer Signing

Ryan Sidle

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Jurgen Klopp Calls Rivals Transfer Activity A 'Circus' After Only One Summer Signing

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Jurgen Klopp has appeared to take another dig at Liverpool's rivals claiming that they didn't want to do more transfer business just to be 'part of the circus.'

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It was a busy summer in the transfer market last month, with some absolutely huge transfers happening right up until the deadline at the end of August.

The Premier League clubs unsurprisingly outspent their European counterparts, with Arsenal reportedly overspending by around £50 million and Manchester City not far off.

Whilst the likes of Jack Grealish, Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo were signed by three clubs expecting to chase for the title this season, Liverpool were not so active.

Klopp's side spent around £28 million in order to sign Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, to add more cover at centre back, and that was it. The German has been quite outspoken about other teams' transfers and he's once again had a bit of a dig.

"I signed up for doing things this way and in that time we've been quite successful," the former Borussia Dortmund boss said ahead of Sunday's game with Leeds United.

"We've won a couple of trophies doing things exactly but we then get asked why do you do that? It's always the same.

Konate was Liverpool's only addition this summer. Image: PA Images
Konate was Liverpool's only addition this summer. Image: PA Images

"We thought it made sense that we sign up our squad that we already have here, and we did that.

"That is not as spectacular as all the rest around, I cannot change that because you cannot do transfer business just to be in a circus.

"Other teams signed players, fine, and now we will play them and see what we can do."

Grealish was City's only signing but did cost £100 million. Image: PA Images
Grealish was City's only signing but did cost £100 million. Image: PA Images

The Premier League and Champions League winning boss was called 'salty' for his response to Manchester United signing Ronaldo back.

"If other clubs can do things for this, it's not a business for the future. It's for now if it happens and that's how some clubs work. That's fine," the German said when talking about the move.

City boss Pep Guardiola and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer both responded earlier in the summer to complaints by Klopp about how much certain clubs were spending.

Topics: Football, Premier League, Liverpool, Transfers

Ryan Sidle
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