Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose Barb at Klopp over £75M Van Dijk

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose Barb at Klopp over £75M Van Dijk

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JOSE Mourinho has aimed a dig at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after the club announced the signing of Virgil van Dijk for £75m.

Southampton centre-half Van Dijk has agreed to join Liverpool in a world record fee for a defender 17 months after he criticised United's spending as they homed in on the world record addition of Paul Pogba.

"If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney," Klopp said in July 2016. "The day that this is football, I'm not in a job anymore, because the game is about playing together.

"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."

Klopp has spent £273. …

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