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Ex-Liverpool boss Benitez: Look at Klopp's transfer budget compared to mine!

Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has taken a dig at Jurgen Klopp over his transfer spending.

The Spaniard, who spent six years at Liverpool from 2004-2010, claimed his transfer budget was only £20million, whereas current boss Klopp can sign £40m players for the bench.

Benitez told AS: "People remember (my) team... but they compare it to a Liverpool that has spent £1,000million, very well spent, it's true, but with players worth 40 million on the bench.

"That's why you can't compare my Liverpool and Klopp's, because you have to look at the contexts. I had a budget of 20m, 20! Tell me now with 20m what Liverpool can sign, nothing, if they are signing players of £40m for the bench."

Among the players who have generally been second-choice for the Reds this season are £36m defender Ibrahima Konate, £52m Naby Keita and £35m Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in midfield, with £29m Roberto Firmino and £41m Diogo Jota up top.


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