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Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool can't match rivals spending

Jurgen Klopp claims that Liverpool are unable to spend like their Premier League rivals in the transfer market.

The Reds boss feels that his team can't rival the riches of Chelsea and Manchester City as they are "not owned by countries or oligarchs" and have to cope with the financial uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Liverpool have only signed one player during the transfer window whilst Chelsea have spent around £200 million on a number of new arrivals.

Klopp said: "We cannot change that overnight and say 'now we want to behave like Chelsea'.

"For some clubs it seems to be less important how uncertain the future is because they are owned by countries, owned by oligarchs, and that is the truth."

Liverpool won the Premier League title last season and Klopp feels that the team will follow their own methods to achieve success.

He said: "We are a different kind of club. We reached the Champions League final two years ago, won it the following year and won the Premier League by being the club we are."

The German coach revealed that he is focused on improving the players he currently has rather than going on a spending spree.

He explained: "We always want to improve the squad but there are different ways - one way is to sign new players and the other way is to work together, improve the things you were good in and try to nullify the things you are not good in.

"That is football. No-one wants to talk about training and only about signings."

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