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  • David Tyrer

Guardiola has nark over Klopp's spending comments

A couple of weeks ago, you may remember that Jurgen Klopp commented on the spending power of clubs like Man City, Real Madrid and PSG, adding that we can't compete.

Ignoring the spending of last summer, Liverpool have rarely - if ever - broken the £100 million barrier in a single summer besides that.

For the likes of PSG and Man City though, that sort of spending is the norm and it's something that LFC simply can not compete with.

So it's surprising to read Guardiola's fairly narky comments about what Jurgen had to say, when you consider that, once again, City have almost hit the £100 million mark again.

He told the assembled press during his press conference this afternoon: "Did it bother me? Of course it bothered me, because it’s not true that we spend £200m every transfer market. That is not true.

"So it’s Liverpool, you’ll never walk alone, so it’s not a small team. It’s Liverpool.

"So of course I don’t like it because it’s not true. Last season we spent £17m on just one player. So when I said two season ago when we spent a lot it’s because I took over a team with 10, 11 players who were more than 30 years old. You have to do it.

"But we cannot spend £200m every season like for example Liverpool spent more than £200m last season and cannot do it this season. It is the same.

"We bought one player this season [Rodri] and Angelino, we make a pay-back clause so he comes back with us, and that is a reality.

"So today the clubs cannot spend every single season a lot of money. And the other point, what happened with Barcelona, Real Madrid and other clubs, I don’t know because I am not there. About the monies, about if they can spend.

"If they think they can do it it’s because they can do it. That’s why there’s Financial Fair Play when something is wrong, the clubs are not correct, they will be punished so that is a reality.

"But also I’m not in the comments for other managers or other colleagues because they say what they want to say. Only I can say that is not true."

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