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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp explains why he's 'happy' watching Chelsea struggle

Jack Kenmare

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp explains why he's 'happy' watching Chelsea struggle

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has explained why it is "good to see" Chelsea struggle this season after their activity in the previous transfer windows.

Since his £4.25 billion takeover in May last year, American businessman Todd Boehly has well and truly splashed the cash at Stamford Bridge.

Last summer, Chelsea forked out a total of £278 million on transfers, with Kalidou Koulibaly, Raheem Sterling, Wesley Fofana and Marc Cucurella all signing on the dotted line.

Then in January, the Blues chucked a further £322 million at improving their already packed squad.

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Mykhailo Mudryk arrived from Shakhtar Donetsk in a deal worth £88 million, Noni Madueke signed from PSV Eindhoven for £29 million and Enzo Fernandez was bought for over £100 million – a British-record deal.

But despite their spending prowess, Chelsea have struggled to perform in all competitions.

In fact, they current sit 12th in the Premier League table, just ten points above the relegation zone, and have been knocked out of every cup competition.

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As the summer window approaches, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made some bold comments about Chelsea's current situation.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "I feel a little bit for Chelsea to be honest, because it’s not going well, I think they’re a top, top team, but on the other side it's good to see that you cannot just bring top players together and think it works out.

"You have to build a team and that’s what the guys there underestimated and gave their coaches a nearly impossible job to do.

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"You cannot have two dressing rooms, you cannot train on two pitches, you have to create relationships, you have to create team spirit, and that journey is why I’m a little bit happy about it.

"Chelsea will be fine in the end and they will be incredibly strong next year, but I’m using them just as an example.

"At the highest level, no, we cannot do it like that. And that’s what we will not do. You have to bring in the right players and build a new team. This team wrote a sensational story and now we start a new one, that’s it.”

Todd Boehly at Stamford Bridge during Chelsea vs Manchester United in October 2022. Image credit: Alamy
Todd Boehly at Stamford Bridge during Chelsea vs Manchester United in October 2022. Image credit: Alamy
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Here's how social media reacted to Klopp's recent comments about the Chelsea regime.

One said: "Chelsea fans will hate him for this but he’s speaking absolute facts," while another commented: "He is right and it applies elsewhere in the world of employment. It's okay to bring experts in your company but if you don't unite them, the production will be poor."

A third added: "He’s spot on, people making it seem like if you spend a lot on players the job would be easier for the coach when it’s the opposite, it’s not career mode."

Thoughts on Jurgen Klopp's latest interview?

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Featured Image Credit: Football Daily/Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Premier League, Todd Boehly, Fan Reactions

Jack Kenmare
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