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19th Jul 2018

Liverpool fans are getting really upset by Jurgen Klopp quote being dredged up

Man Utd fans are loving it

Ben Kiely

A relatively recent Jurgen Klopp quote has come back to haunt him

Priority number one for Jurgen Klopp this summer was to fix a problem position that has been plaguing Liverpool for years. We are, of course, talking about the role of the goalkeeper.

After Lorus Karius’s historically awful blunders cost them the Champions League, it was decided that they just couldn’t go back to Simon Mignolet as their number one. So they did what anyone would do in that situation – break the bank.

Alisson Becker will become the world’s most expensive goalkeeper ever when he passes his medical. The Brazilian is set to complete a move from AS Roma to Anfield for a whopping £66 million. The shot-stopper has agreed personal terms on what is understood to be a five-year deal.

Jurgen Klopp

Back to bite him

On the subject of record-breaking transfers, Klopp had an infamous quote about Manchester United’s signing of Paul Pogba in 2016. At the time Pogba was the most expensive footballer ever. He set the Red Devils back €105 million plus bonuses.

Here’s what Klopp had to say about the transfer:

“Other clubs can go out and spend money and collect top players. I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money.”

So, as you can imagine, this quote has been doing the rounds on social media since the Alisson deal was confirmed. Not to mention the fact that Liverpool also made Virgil van Dijk the most expensive defender ever when they bought him for £75 million.

Rival fans are absolutely loving it. They aren’t hesitating to throw this quote back in Liverpool fans faces, though to be fair plenty of Liverpool find it quite funny too.

As for the Reds, they’ve been quick to point out that context is key.