The fact that Liverpool have dropped just two points during the entire Premier League campaign tells you a bit about their quality and relentlessness. They are going to win their first English Premier League, the writing is on the wall. Being 22 points clear at the top means it’s no longer a question of if, but when.
How much have they spent to reach to this point though? Substantially less than their nearest title challengers Manchester City as the stats suggest, and let’s not forget that Liverpool went on to win the Champions League last season as well.
Since Pep Guardiola arrived in the Premier League, his City side’s net spend is significantly more than that of Liverpool’s (according to Transfermarkt figures via the Anfield Edition).
So what did fans make of the reported net spend? Here are their responses:
Edwards (and team) has contributed to this figure with impressive player sales.
A relevant question would be 'are Liverpool a more successful operating model for a football club?' but it's so blatantly obvious that it doesn't merit asking.
Pep and Klopp are about the same.
— Colin Manley (@CRKManley) February 3, 2020
I'm in shock at how far ahead Liverpool are. I admit I was in doubt after the summers lack of spending but I hold my hands up. Unbelievable. He's made me a believer.
— Bee (@AndyBee134) February 3, 2020
Oh yes we love a net spend table ❤️
— LFC Spaceman (@LFCspaceman) February 3, 2020
— Batemanm8 (@Batemanm81) February 3, 2020
In the world
— Samson Ondieki (@ondieki_samson) February 3, 2020
Probably the Best in the world 😉
— Gavin Hodge (@Gavstar79) February 3, 2020
Jurgen Klopp deserves immense credit for the job he’s done at Anfield but so do the club’s hierarchy, who have put their faith in the German from day one, supported him financially and created an environment perfect for success.
Although they missed out on the Premier League title last season by the narrowest of margins, the disappointment seems to have fuelled their push this season and we’re now looking at arguably one of the best teams in English football history.