It’s been a remarkable transfer window for Liverpool.
Since the end of the 2017/18 season, Jurgen Klopp has splashed the cash on Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Keita, 23, joined the club from RB Leipzig and the highly-rated midfielder believes Liverpool can challenge Man City for the title.
Asked if he felt his new club have the quality of squad to compete with City this season, Keita said: “I know we have enough quality.
“It’s all about having the mindset and desire to want it and fight for it enough. I think that goes a long way, having that desire and belief.”
Liverpool, who are still searching for their first Premier League title, have already spent more than £160m this summer.
Rival fans have suggested Klopp & Co are trying to ‘buy the league’.
LIVERPOOL FAN RESPONDS
A Liverpool supporter on Twitter named Clark James shared a brilliant message in response.
He compared Liverpool’s net spend since 2014 with three of their rivals: Man City, Man United and Arsenal.
Net spend since 2014/15:
Man City – £569m
Man Utd – £503m
Arsenal – £264m#LFC – £178m
Keep telling yourself Liverpool is buying the league. It makes me smile to hear/read such nonsense and only confirms to me that rival fans worry about us. Happy days.
— Clark James (@ClarkJamesYNWA) July 23, 2018
You can’t argue with the facts.
Rival fans may have forgotten that Liverpool received huge cash injections from the sales of Philippe Coutinho (£142m), Mamadou Sakho (£25m), Christian Benteke (£28m) and Raheem Sterling (£49m).
And the Reds are still hoping to recoup close to £100m in the last two weeks of the transfer window.
Belgian duo Divock Origi and Simon Mignolet have been made available as Klopp looks to trim his squad.
Danny Ings, Lazar Markovic, Marko Grujic and Sheyi Ojo have also been put on the market.
Klopp recently admitted that he has changed his mind after criticising Man United for spending £89m on Paul Pogba in 2016.
The German manager said: “Did I change my opinion? Yes. It’s better to change your opinion than not have one at all.”
Klopp added: “To improve a squad like this costs money.
“We don’t care what the world thinks, like Manchester United didn’t care what I thought (in 2016).”
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