It is fair to say that Liverpool’s title triumph has left a bad taste in the mouths of some Spurs fans.
The Reds might not be one of Tottenham’s traditional rivals but the two sides have been competing for similar objectives in recent seasons.
In fact, the Lilywhites made it a habit of finishing above Liverpool for the last decade and seemed to be ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s side until a couple of years ago.
Some Spurs fans feel that it could have been the North Londoners celebrating a league title instead of the Anfield outfit had Daniel Levy backed Mauricio Pochettino at the right time.
However, Jamie Carragher has raved about how Klopp had carried Liverpool to the league title despite having fewer resources to work with than their rivals, including Spurs.
Speaking after the Reds’ title celebration following their 5-3 win over Chelsea, Carragher told Sky Sports Premier League (22/07/20 at 5:30 pm): “It is a monumental job what he’s done. It took four or five years.
“Liverpool are not a club who can one season have a bad season and then they go and blow £100’s of millions in the transfer market.
“Manchester United could do that. Maybe Chelsea have proven that in the last few years. [For] Liverpool, it has to be gradual.
“The reason why I say it’s a monumental job is because of what hes up against is great managers in the Premier League – Pep Guardiola, Pochettino, Wenger was here. Jose Mourinho was at Manchester United. They all had the experience. More experience than him in the Premier League.
“Also, they had more money to spend and I actually include Tottenham there in that if you actually look at what Jurgen spent – net spend – he has only spent £80 million in five years, which is unbelievable compared to his rivals.
“So, he comes in with the worst team than any of those clubs and over five years he spends a hell of a lot less and now Champions League winner, World Champions and Premier League winner.”
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Carragher’s point cannot be argued against as it is a fact that Klopp’s net spend at Liverpool over the last five years is lower than Tottenham’s. Liverpool, like Spurs, hit a ceiling when they lost the Champions League final two years ago.
However, they then spent big and got their big-money signings spot on. We too loosened our purse strings last summer but unfortunately, our signings did not make anywhere near the same impact on the side.
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