Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola profile Photo.  PHOTO | SKYSPORTS
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola profile Photo. PHOTO | SKYSPORTS

Manchester City Pep Guardiola admits he has been "bothered" by Jurgen Klopp's claims that Manchester City lives in a fantasy land of spending.

The angry Pep said Klopp spent more than City last season. He added that next season that mentality will make them loose once more.


Last week, Klopp said Liverpool have less money to spend this summer because they "have bills to pay" and do not live in this "fantasia land where you get whatever you want", like City.

Guardiola has rejected Klopp's assertions, speaking ahead of Sunday's Community Shield meeting between the two title rivals, and insists City have no financial advantage over Liverpool in the transfer market.

"Yeah it bothers me because it is not true that we have spent £200m every transfer market," Guardiola said ahead of Sunday's match at Wembley.

"Also it's Liverpool - 'you'll never walk alone' - it's not a small team.

"Of course I don't like it because it's not true. Last season we spent [net] £17m on just one player.

"Two seasons ago when I spent a lot, it's because I took over the team with 10 or 11 players over the age of 30 - you have to [replace them].


"But we can't spend £200m every season. For example, Liverpool spent over £200m last season, and they can't do it this season. For us, it is the same."


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