Pep Guardiola’s side reacted to their Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid by announcing the summer signing of Erling Haaland, adding one of the game’s most prolific marksmen to a squad that has already beaten the rest of the Premier League.
While the arrival of the Norwegian international is of course by no means a guarantee of success, it is certainly a statement of intent.
Klopp insists he is in no way jealous of the resources City have at their disposal, which allowed them to sign one of Europe’s hottest young prospects in a deal, salary included, which is expected to cost them £300m over the course of the 21-year-old Haaland’s career. Contract.
“That’s not what other teams do and it’s like ‘Gah, they signed him’. I never thought that to be honest,” he said.
“When they took a player from me and put him there, in Germany quite frequently it gives them 20% and us minus 20 and that’s not cool but as long as they don’t choose us it go.”