Liverpool boss Klopp says it’s ‘good to see’ Chelsea struggles this season after £600m spend
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp thinks it’s “good to see” Chelsea struggling this season after spending so much money on players.
Todd Boehly’s first full season as Chelsea owner has been a disaster after the Blues spent around £600m on new players over the last two transfer windows.
And Chelsea are now on their third manager of the season as Boehly look to find a winning formula to lift them out of the bottom half of the Premier League table.
With six games to play, Chelsea are 12th in the standings with relegation recently looking more of a possibility than qualifying for Europe.
Current caretaker manager Frank Lampard – who looks likely to be replaced by former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino in the summer – has lost all five of his first five matches in charge.
Lampard follows Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter as manager this season and Liverpool boss Klopp says he feels “sad” for Chelsea but at the same time he is pleased to see them failing.
“I feel a little bit for Chelsea to be honest, because it’s not going well,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “I think they’re a top, top team but on the other side, it’s good to see that you cannot just bring top players together and think it works out.
“You have to build a team and that’s what the guys there underestimated and gave their coaches a nearly impossible job to do.
“You cannot have two dressing rooms, you cannot train on two pitches, you have to create relationships, you have to create team spirit, and that’s the only reason why I’m a little bit happy about it.”
Christopher Nkunku will join at the end of the season and Boehly is likely to fund more transfers in the summer as the Blues look to correct their poor form this season.
If Pochettino comes in then they could have a better chance of success next campaign and Liverpool boss Klopp is backing Chelsea to be “incredibly strong next year”.
“Chelsea will be fine in the end and they will be incredibly strong next year,” Klopp added, “but I’m using them just as an example.
“At the highest level, no, we cannot do it like that. And that’s what we (Liverpool) will not do.
“You have to bring in the right players and build a new team. This team wrote a sensational story and now we start a new one, that’s it.”
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