Premier League: Klopp upbeat ahead Chelsea clash

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Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool remain in good hands under the ownership of Fenway Sports Group, despite not being able to match the huge sums spent by Chelsea in the transfer market.

Liverpool and Chelsea clash at Anfield on Saturday with both teams languishing 10 points adrift of the Premier League’s top four.

Chelsea have responded by taking their spending in the first season under new ownership to over £400 million with the signings of Mykhailo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile and Joao Felix on loan this month.

“Interesting. I cannot explain it, I have no idea. But if the numbers are true then it’s impressive,” said Klopp of Chelsea’s spending.

By contrast, FSG have been accused by Liverpool fans of not giving Klopp the resources to refresh a side that came close to a historic quadruple last season.

The American ownership group have begun the process of either selling the club or inviting investment for a minority stake.

Liverpool look a shadow of their former selves at present, with Klopp describing last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at Brighton as the worst performance of his managerial career.

“We are here in a good position. I know that sounds strange because we didn’t play our best football but in general we are in good hands,” added Klopp ahead of his 1000th game as a manager.

“So we don’t get crazy or whatever. We really know about the responsibility we have and we really try absolutely everything to try to bring us back on track and not worry too much.”

Former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson knows all about longevity at one of the Premier League’s superpowers.

Ferguson, who spent 27 years at United, paid tribute to Klopp’s 1 000-match milestone in his role as League Managers’ Association committee member.


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