Jurgen Klopp Says Chelsea Trio Abraham, Mount And Hudson-Odoi Are Collectively Worth £180m
Jurgen Klopp has hailed the impact of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi and believes the Chelsea trio is worth a whopping £180m.
Chelsea will return to Premier League action on Sunday when they host Liverpool for a blockbuster showdown at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking ahead of the clash, Liverpool boss Klopp compared the current Chelsea side under Frank Lampard to his Borussia Dortmund team that won back-to-back Bundesliga titles.
He said: "It's a really exciting team. It reminds me a bit of my team at Dortmund years back, when they were really young -- even younger than this team now at Chelsea.
"People talked about how young they were, but they only played because they were that good, not because they were that young.
"They brought in Christian Pulisic in the summer for £50 or £60million and all the players around him have the same value.
"Tammy Abraham is now a £60million player, Mason Mount for sure £60million -- if not more, [Callum] Hudson-Odoi was [worth] that already."
Abraham, 21, has started the season in blistering form and has become the main striker under Lampard.
And Mount, 20, has also thrived in his first-team opportunities under the Chelsea legend, despite being a doubt for the Liverpool clash after picking up a knock in the Blues' 1-0 Champions League defeat against Valencia.
Hudson-Odoi, 18, has been out of action for Chelsea since he picked up an Achilles injury in April, but he has committed his long-term future to the club after penning a new deal on Thursday.
Klopp singled out Abraham with praise by insisting that his loan spells with Swansea City and Aston Villa have benefited him significantly.
"If there is one club in the world who a transfer ban didn't hit that bad, it was probably Chelsea because of the transfer policy they did in the last few years with all these high-quality players out there on loan," the Liverpool boss said.
"Tammy Abraham scored 20-something goals last year.
"It's not that he learnt where the goal is at Chelsea, he found it in different places already.
"They are a proper contender for pretty much everything."
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