Uh-oh! Jurgen Klopp’s comments from when Paul Pogba signed for Manchester United for a then world-record £89 million are doing the rounds again.
Why? Because Klopp has only gone and splashed out £75 million on Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.
At the time, Klopp questioned spending crazy money, in the range of £100 million, and said he’d call it a day. That’s not happened.
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As quoted by the Daily Mail, he said:
“If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney. The day that this is football, I’m not in a job anymore, because the game is about playing together.
“That is how everybody in football understands it. You always want to have the best, but building the group is necessary to be successful.
“Other clubs can go out and spend more money and collect top players. I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money.
“I don’t know exactly how much money we could spend because nobody has told me, ‘No, you can’t do this.
“If I spend money, it is because I am trying to build a team, a real team. Barcelona did it. You can win championships, you can win titles, but there is a manner in which you want it.”
Klopp was bitching about Pogba fee— FIGHT4MUFC (@mufc4thefans) December 27, 2017
"The day that this is football, I'm not in a job anymore, because the game is about playing together"
*signs a defender for 75m*
Klopp when United signed Pogba: "Other clubs can go out & spend more money & collect top players. I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money."— LJ™ (@Mourinholxgy) December 27, 2017
Today he signed Van Djik for £75M.
But the media will say only Mourinho is a hypocrite.
Talk about contradicting yourself, Mr. Klopp.