Jürgen Klopp has branded the clubs’ excessive spending on the transfer market as a “circus” while defending Liverpool’s more cautious buying approach.

The Reds made only one new signing in the summer, with Ibrahima Konate moving from RB Leipzig to Anfield for £ 36million.

In addition, the sales of Xherdan Shaqiri, Harry Wilson and Taiwo Awoniyi have resulted in Merseyside club’s net spending of £ 10million over the summer, an amount matched by other Premier League challengers like Manchester City and Chelsea in the Is shadowed.

But Klopp, 54, has insisted that he is happy with the Reds’ deal while commenting on the transfer window in general.

He said, “It’s really a little annoying that I have to talk about it because I’ve said it five million times.

“No, I’m not surprised they do, I was surprised – but it’s a personal thing – that Cristiano left Juve because I didn’t know it was going to happen and that was it.

Klopp has branded the recent transfer activities as a “circus”

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“Clubs do business. Obviously when I say this my problem is my English because from time to time I obviously annoy other managers and I don’t want to annoy them, I don’t care, why should I?”

“I say something, I think it’s right, and then it’s probably right in my head and then two days later I hear someone answer and think, ‘Why is he on his toes ?!’

“To be honest, I don’t care what other clubs do. In a few weeks I’ll be here for four years, I signed up this way when I came here.

“We were quite successful back then, not the most successful in the world, but quite successful. We won a couple of trophies with that and that’s the same in all transfer windows. “

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Jack Grealish was one of the most expensive transfers that summer, joining Man City for £ 100m

“But it is always the same that we are then asked why you are doing this? We thought it would make sense to register our squad the moment we are here and we did.”

The German manager went on to state that no expense should be made on it while blowing up the extravagant nature of the transfer window.

He said, “It’s not as spectacular as anything else, I can’t change that because you can’t do transfer deals just to be in a circus.

Klopp gestures during a recent Liverpool game

Klopp gestures during a recent Liverpool game

“But they did it, other teams signed players, well, and now we’re going to play them and see what we can do.”

Despite the staunch defense of the club’s business, Klopp’s resolve will be put to the test in January when key players like Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita will not be eligible for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Consequently, Klopp said he would look for a “solution” during the winter transfer window – but stressed that any purchases made will not be of the same caliber as those that will be gone.

“We knew it, we have to deal with it and we will deal with it. As? We’ll see in January.

“People say you have to sign two strikers the quality of Sadio and Mo, yes, that can’t be the solution because we can’t.

“We have to find a solution for this in January.”

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