Pundit claims net spend is proof of Klopp superiority over Guardiola after £85m Nunez backlash

Date published: Monday 13th June 2022 1:58 - Will Ford

Liverpool “should be admired” for their work in the transfer market ahead of the imminent arrival of Darwin Nunez for £85m from Benfica.

Jurgen Klopp has been accused of hypocrisy while Liverpool fans defend their club for the lavish spending.


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And like those Reds fans, Simon Jordan has moved to explain their success in terms of net spend.

The former Crystal Palace chairman lauded Liverpool as “the better run football club” compared to Manchester City.

He told talkSPORT: “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.

“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.”

As explained in Mediawatch ‘the net spends of Liverpool and Manchester City for 21/22 stand at £53.55m and £36.63m respectively after Liverpool bought Luis Diaz and Manchester City sold Ferran Torres in January’.

‘Since the summer of 2020 – after adding the signings of Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez – the net spends of Manchester City and Liverpool are practically identical, with the Reds actually spending around £8m more; only Leeds have a higher net spend in the whole Premier League’.

That would rather ruin Jordan’s point though…

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

“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.”

Guys, “for the love of God”, admire Liverpool.

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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