Liverpool transfers: Reds should be admired for their business, claims Simon Jordan

Simon Jordan has heaped praise on the way Liverpool is run and made some rather astute comparisons between them and their nearest rivals spending patterns.

It’s recently been confirmed that Liverpool have an agreement with Benfica to sign Darwin Nunez for an intital £64 million fee, with future add-ons potentially seeing that figure rise to £85 million.

The statement, which was released by Benfica, comes on the same day that Manchester City formally announced their signing of Erling Haaland.

The Citizens snatched the 21-year-old for the bargain price of £51 million, although his titanic wage of £375,000 per week will still see the deal work out more costly than Liverpool’s Nunez signing.

Nevertheless, Jurgen Klopp has come under fire for previous comments made six years ago in which he said that he would never sign a £100 million player.

What did Klopp say?

“If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney,” Klopp said at the time, per the Manchester Evening News.

“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.”

Now, Nunez isn’t being bought for quite the discussed amount in those quotes but the Uruguayan could still potentially become Liverpool’s record signing.

However, whilst people have been critical of the German, Simon Jordan offered a different opinion.

LIVERPOOL SIGN NUNEZ (The Football Terrace)

What did Simon Jordan say?

Speaking on talkSPORT’s late morning show, White and Jordan, the outspoken media personality and former Crystal Palace owner used Klopp’s net spend at Liverpool as evidence that, in fact, he is doing things differently.

Guardiola spends £100 million pounds per year on net spend and Klopp spends £28 (million).” Jordan explained.

“And they’re neck-and-neck. Now of course, if you wanna run this argument about how many trophies you get from it, well if you’re gonna spend four times the amount of money as one manager, in the same time frame, then you’re likely to get four times as many trophies.

“Klopp spends a net spend of £28 million per season, Guardiola spends a net spend of £108 million per season, it’s good business.

“They went and sold (Phillipe) Coutinho for £142 million, they brought in Virgil van Dijk and the goalkeeper (Alisson Becker) – all with other people’s money.

“If Liverpool are able to sell players yet progress, and then use other people’s money, for the love of God that should be admired!

“Not – ‘hang on a second they still spend big money!’ yeah they spend big money, that other people pay them with, which they then use to buy other people’s players!”

It’s a great point and a correct one, too. It’s being widely reported that Liverpool are looking to raise funds this summer through the sales of Sadio Mane, Takumi Mimamino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Neco Williams and Nat Phillips.

The sum of which could bring in up to £100 million in transfer revenue, more than financing the Nunez transfer and any other smaller acquisitions the club could make this summer.

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