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'Liverpool's Net Spend Should Be Admired... Manchester City Spend Four Times The Amount Of Money!'

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'Liverpool's Net Spend Should Be Admired... Manchester City Spend Four Times The Amount Of Money!'

Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has defended Liverpool’s transfer deals, saying they should be admired for what they are doing. 

The Anfield club are closing in on a deal to bring Benfica striker Darwin Nunez to Merseyside in a deal worth £85 million. 

Prior to Nunez, Jurgen Klopp have bought the second most expensive goalkeeper and defender, in the shape of Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk, with both costing £65 million and £75 million respectively. 

Many former players and pundits have applauded Klopp’s work at Liverpool on what appears to be a much lower budget than the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea, but rival fans are not having it. 

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After the news broke that Liverpool are about to spend £85 million on Nunez, one fan tweeted: “Liverpool spending €100m on a striker. Klopp working miracles on a shoestring budget again I see.”

However, the former Palace chairman has told talkSPORT about the importance of net spend when it comes to running a football club. Liverpool are often thought to have one of the lowest net spends in the league.

He said: “I don’t understand this argument that people get offended by, net spend is the end game. If you’re running a business it is all about what the business has cost you.” 

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“If someone spends £100 million a year in net spend and someone spends £20 million a year in net spend and they achieve the same thing, the team that spends the less is the better run football club.” 

Jordan then compared Liverpool and City’s net spend. 

He said: “As a matter of fact, Guardiola spends £100 million a year net spend and Klopp spends £28 million, and they’re neck and neck.” 

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“Of course, if you want to run the arguments about how many trophies you get from it, well if you spend four times the amount of money, you would probably like to achieve four times the outcome.” 

He added: “It’s good business, Liverpool sold Coutinho for £142 million and they bought van Dijk and the goalkeeper(Alisson) with other people’s money.” 

“If Liverpool are able to sell players yet progress, for the love of God surely that is good and should be admired.” 

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Liverpool are likely to sell one of their most prized assets in the summer, with Sadio Mane likely to leave the club for around £40 million, Bayern Munich seems the likeliest destination for the Senegal international. 

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Simon Jordan, Premier League, Manchester City, Darwin Nunez

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