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Jürgen Klopp Looks to Outsmart Rivals Through Shrewd Transfer Moves

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It's been the summer of huge spending among Premier League clubs, and with Manchester United set to smash transfer fee records to sign midfielder Paul Pogba, Liverpool's own Jürgen Klopp weighed in on the craziness.

He's not a fan of committing so much money to a single player, as it carries a big risk and has the potential to derail a team's cohesive mindset.

"If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney," Klopp said (via ESPN FC). "The day that this is football, I'm not in a job anymore, because the game is about playing together."

"That is how everybody in football understands it. You always want to have the best, but building the group is necessary to be successful."

After taking that subtle shot at Manchester United and the other teams that spent boatloads of cash on single players this summer, he discussed his own transfer strategy.

"I want to do it differently," Klopp said. "The best player of the last season is good to know but it is more interesting trying to find out who will be the best next year. If you knew it now that would be a really cool transfer! It would be much cheaper too. That is what we work for."

"It is not about being creative because creative is cool or something. It is about finding the players who can make the next step with us," he concluded.

As always, Klopp quotes are the best quotes. It'll be interesting to see how he manages the rest of the transfer window with just over a month remaining.

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