After Liverpool submits £111m bid for Moises Caicedo, Jurgen Klopp’s comment in past haunts him back as the current footballing scenario changes.
The German gaffer claims that Saudi Arabian club’s big spending spree this summer changed his view. Klopp once stated that he’ll never spend more than £100 on a single player ever.
One of the most bizarre transfer sagas took place today. Yesterday Liverpool agreed a deal with Brighton & Hove Albion for £111m, beating rivals Chelsea after they offered £100m.
However, Fabrizio Romano now claims that the Equadorian now only wants to join Chelsea this summer. Caicedo agreed personal terms with the London-based club back in May.
What a controversy is getting unfolded right now as Klopp admitted that Reds have agreed a move for Caicedo this summer. That comment is now a phrase of mockery in the footballing world right now.
After submitting the record fee, Klopp chew back his words
However, Klopp’s comment in 2016 in now haunting him back as the current scenario changes. When Manchester United signed Paul Pogba for £89m, he said :-
“The day that this is football, I’m not in a job anymore.”
When asked about his past comment, Klopp had to go against his own norms due to the current footballing scenario. He claims that the Saudi Arabian clubs are reasons of this change :-
“Everything changed. Do I like it? No. Did I realise I was wrong? Yes. That’s the way it goes.
“Saudi Arabia will not help with that. In the end, we have to try and make sure we get the best possible team together.
“50 percent will like it and 50 percent won’t. We are trying to bring together the best squad for us. We cannot just point on players and bring them in, there is a lot of work to do. Sometimes one door closes and another opens up. If people want to throw my quotes from five years ago, no problem. I realise I was wrong.”
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