Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss Is Not Surprised Liverpool Are Now Spending

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss Is Not Surprised Liverpool Are Now Spending

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PEP Guardiola is not surprised by Liverpool's world record transfer spending, saying that Manchester City have "increased the level" in the Premier League.

The Manchester City boss says that his Centurions have raised the bar so high in the Premier League with their runaway triumph last season that anyone wishing to rival them HAS to spend to keep up.

Guardiola refused to comment on Jurgen Klopp's U-turn on spending, after two years ago saying he would walk away from football if he ever had to spend huge amounts in order to compete.

After splashing out £248million in 2018 - beating City's previous world record - Klopp announced that he had changed his mind and did not care what the world thought of the new approach.

Guardiola usually refuses to speak about rival managers, so would not address Klopp's change of heart, but he said Liverpool's spending was no surprise. …

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