The Anfield club are nearing a deal to bring Benfica striker Darwin Nunez to Merseyside in a deal worth £85million.
Prior to Nunez, Jürgen Klopp bought the second most expensive goalkeeper and defender, in the form of Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk, who both cost £65million and £75million respectively.
Many former players and pundits have praised Klopp’s work at Liverpool on what appears to be a much lower budget than Manchester City and Chelsea, but rival fans have none.
If LFC signs Nunez for £85m it would mean Klopp has signed the fourth most expensive PL player of all time, second most expensive defender of all time and second most expensive GK of all time.
Work miracles with an absolute minimum.
— Jay Motty (@JayMotty) June 8, 2022
After news broke that Liverpool are about to spend £85 million on Nunez, a fan tweeted: “Liverpool are spending €100 million on a striker. I see Klopp works wonders again with a small budget.”
However, the former Palace president has told talkSPORT about the importance of net spending when it comes to running a football club. It is often thought that Liverpool have one of the lowest net spends in the league.
He said: “I don’t understand this argument that people are offended by, net spending is the end game. When you run a business, it’s about what the business has cost you.”
“If someone spends £100m a year in net spending and someone spends £20m a year in net spending and they achieve the same thing, the team that spends the least is the better run football club.”
💷 “Klopp’s net spend is £28million a year, Pep’s £100million a year!”
👏 “Liverpool can sell players and still progress, that’s something to admire!”
🤝 “Liverpool spends what other people pay for their players!”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 13, 2022
Jordan then compared Liverpool’s and City’s net spending.
He said: “Basically Guardiola spends £100m a year on net spending and Klopp spends £28m, and they are neck and neck.”
“Of course, if you want to make the arguments about how many trophies you get with it, well if you spend four times as much money, you’d probably want to get four times the outcome.”
He added: “It’s a good thing, Liverpool sold Coutinho for £142 million and they bought Van Dijk and the goalkeeper (Alisson) with someone else’s money.”
“If Liverpool can sell players and still make progress, then it is certainly good for the love of God and worthy of admiration.”
Bayern are getting closer to a deal for Sadio Mane. Personal conditions to be agreed soon. New, new bid ready to be submitted to reach full agreement with Liverpool: talks ongoing. #FCBayern
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 12, 2022
Liverpool are likely to sell one of their most prized assets in the summer, with Sadio Mane likely to leave the club for around £40million, Bayern Munich looks like the most likely destination for the Senegal international.