In Friday’s press conference Jurgen Klopp was asked to comment on Chelsea’s sublime spending over the last six months and what it might mean for Liverpool. Klopp responded with, “I can’t see investment stopping in the future, so that means we have to do it as well.”
“So if they start spending then if we don’t spend, you will have a problem. I am not sure Chelsea can do that for the next 10 years though.”
New Chelsea owner Todd Bohley has continued to pour huge sums of money into the club after his £4 billion take over last year. The blues have spent around £468 million on new signings in the last two transfer windows alone.
In comparison, Liverpool has spent around £500 million on new signings over the last 10 years. Liverpool owners FSG are exploring options for the sale of the club. Groups like Qatar Investment Authorities are among those interested. New owners with the ability to rival the spending of Europe’s biggest clubs could bring about a new era for Liverpool.
However, what matters now is Liverpool’s match against Chelsea. Which January signings will be in the starting XI tomorrow? Cody Gapko is still after his first goal for Liverpool since his £45 million move from PSV Eindhoven. Chelsea on the other hand have five new signings available, including £88 million Mykhailo Mudryk who recently joined from Shakhtar Donetsk.
Chelsea currently sit 10th in the table, just one place below Liverpool. Both teams will be desperate for a win after a turbulent first half of the season and an uphill battle ahead for a Champions League place.