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Kloop adds his voice to criticism and hits out at Barcelona

By Charles Cornwall

Kloop adds his voice to criticism and hits out at Barcelona

Jurgen Klopp finds it inexplicable that the Spanish side have spent so much money on transfers.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp held nothing back and added his voice to a series of criticisms of Barcelona over the Spanish club's string of summer signings. The statements revolve around Barcelona's ability to invest in the transfer market despite their delicate financial situation in the wake of the pandemic.

"I don't understand it for different reasons. If you tell me I don't have any money, I don't spend any more. It happened to me twice with my credit card, fortunately that was a few years ago. I'm looking at this as a football fan, I don't understand it. The only club I know of that once sold the stadium and other rights in advance was Borussia Dortmund. Aki Watzke had to come in at the last second and save everything. And I don't know if there is an Aki Watzke in Barcelona," Klopp told Kicker magazine in an interview.

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The Liverpool manager's comments come in the wake of further criticism of Barca this summer. Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann, Munich honorary president Uli Höness, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, Manchester United legend Gary Neville and Rafael van der Vaart, formerly of Real Madrid and Ajax, among others.

More reinforcements

Despite the criticism, Barcelona are looking to close the transfer window on a high note with more reinforcements for the squad coached by Xavi Hernandez. Although five signings have already been made, including Robert Lewandowski, the intention is to bring in three more before 31 August.

According to reports, Xavi said that a reinforcement for the right-back position is also needed, after the sporting directorate had defined the needs of the azulgrana team and after the draw against Rayo Vallecano, in the debut in LaLiga. 


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