‘The media aren’t…’ – Graham Potter responds to Jurgen Klopp’s Chelsea spending comments

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Graham Potter has claimed he’s not too concerned about Jurgen Klopp’s comments regarding Chelsea obscene spending since the summer.

The Stamford Bridge outfit has spent over £600m since the end of the last season with the most recent arrival at the Blues £107m man Enzo Fernandez from Benfica.

The former Brighton boss is aware that his entire squad will have to get used to all the talk surrounding Todd Boehly and his extreme financial backing.

“It’s not just Enzo who will have to get used to it, it’s the whole team,” Potter said (as quoted by the Liverpool Echo). “It’s normal because we’ve spent the money we’ve spent. The media aren’t going to let that go under the radar, so all of football will be singing that song, that’s for sure.

“Everybody’s entitled to their opinion. It’s a free world, it’s free speech, which is good. [Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp] are entitled to their opinion. I don’t worry too much about that. They’ve got their right to speak. And that’s fair enough.”

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Klopp was asked about Chelsea’s spending recently and joked that he would only comment on the situation if he was with his lawyer while Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted that Boehly splashing the cash is none of his business.

Comparing your club’s spending to that of Potter’s side is unfair because they really have taken it to another level this season, but Liverpool are in urgent need of new signings to bolster Klopp’s squad.

Jude Bellingham, who is expected to cost more than £100m in the summer, is reportedly the Reds’ main transfer target but more than one signing appears to be needed to get us out of our current rut.

With FSG inviting offers for either a full or partial sale of the club, it will be interesting to see the sort of transfer business we complete in the summer.

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  1. FSG-F*%King Stingy Gits when it comes to backing Klopp in the transfer market. In the summer we will need at least SIX (6) new faces, including our spine and we have the money. Now they need to put their money where their mouth is i.t.o backing the gaffer.

  2. Let’s stop blaming fsg and blame the coaching staff. Klopp knew from the onset that these guys (fsg) are not ruthless with thier money, so that’s not the case at all.
    Our problem is the coaching staffs not knowing when to move a player on. Klopp is is highly maintaining a father image to under performaning players. Why is Milner, firminho, fabinho, gomez, Curtis Jones still at the club. All these players are average player and when Liverpool had chances to sell them klopp assures them of a spot. Take for instance @ man city even players that are far better than these player are move on and replace yearly. Money was offered for gomez by Aston villa, why wasn’t he shipped.

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