‘To be admired’ – Simon Jordan hails Liverpool’s shrewd transfer strategy as Manchester City swoop in on Erling Haaland


Simon Jordan believes Liverpool are to be admired for the bargains they’ve done in the transfer market.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have forged a close rivalry with Manchester City in both domestic and European competitions, with both teams considered among the strongest in world football.

Liverpool deserve credit for transfer activity, says Jordan
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'To be admired' - Simon Jordan hails Liverpool's shrewd transfer strategy as Manchester City swoop in on Erling Haaland
Haaland will lead City’s attacking line next season
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With City edging the Reds to the Premier League title and the Merseysiders winning the FA Cup and League Cup, there’s no doubt the duo are at the top of their game.

However, with the net spend of Pep Guardiola’s team being significantly higher, Jordan and Jim White drew comparisons between White and Jordan.

The former Palace chairman explained that City spent £108m last term, while Liverpool’s net outlay was just £28m.

With Erling Haaland signing for £51million on Monday morning, Jordan was keen to discuss the difference between the teams and is full of praise for how Liverpool have steadily improved through shrewd deals on the transfer market.

He told talkSPORT: “I don’t understand this argument that people are offended by.

“Net spend is the end game. If you’re running a business it’s about what a business will cost you and so if someone is spending £100m a year and someone is spending £20m of pounds a year and they get the same, the team that spent the least is a better run football club.


'To be admired' - Simon Jordan hails Liverpool's shrewd transfer strategy as Manchester City swoop in on Erling Haaland
Nunez is on his way to Anfield but his move could be completed with Sadio Mane’s potential move to Bayern
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“The argument that Liverpool are under scrutinized, well everyone is scrutinized and if you’re in one side you’re going to say you’re scrutinized more than if you’re in the other, but in fact Guardiola is spending £100m a year and Klopp is spending £28m, and of course they’re neck and neck.

“If you want to discuss how many trophies you get, if you spend four times as much money in the same amount of time as the manager, you’ll probably get four times the result.

” It’s a good thing. They went to sell Coutinho for £142m and brought in Virgil van Dijk and brought in Alisson with other people’s money.

Jordan added: “If what you spend and what you buy is your efficiency as an operation and Liverpool are able to sell players but continue to progress using other people’s money, for god’s sake , it is surely good and admiring.

'To be admired' - Simon Jordan hails Liverpool's shrewd transfer strategy as Manchester City swoop in on Erling Haaland
Liverpool deserve credit for competing with City despite spending a fraction of the amount
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“Yes, they are spending a lot of money, but they are spending money that other people have paid them to buy new players.”

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