- Adrián.To be without a team to start in the European Super Cup
“We have invested a lot the last two seasons [356 million euros], but we cannot always do it . We have to pay our debts. Jürgen Klopp naturally assumes the low investment made by his Liverpool this summer. Reached the great success, that European Cup that ended the glorious triennium of Real Madrid, five years of Spanish champions, the reds have stepped on the brake. Only two players have arrived in Anfield this summer . Adrián San Miguel , who did it with the freedom letter a few days ago, and the 17-year-old Dutch central Sepp Van den Berg , for which he disbursed 1.9 million euros. Nothing else. Long, it is the great European club that has spent less money. Until Chelsea, his rival tonight for the European Super Cup (9:00 pm, Movistar Champions League) has invested more money despite the handicap of being sanctioned by FIFA without being able to register players this summer.
The great success of the European champion in this market lies in having kept his best players on the payroll. Unlike last summer, there have been barely any rumors about the possible departure of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané , the two main stars of the network squad. Those who have left Liverpool have done so because they did not count for their coach. In this context, the losses of Alberto Moreno (Villarreal), Daniel Sturridge (still without equipment) and Simon Mignolet (Bruges), as well as Danny Ings , now owned by Southampton after a ceded year, are framed. In total, revenues close to 35 million euros.
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The risk of not renewing a successful squad is its possible accommodation, so that the players lose their appetite for the titles after having trampled the top of football. "We are still hungry, this is just the beginning," promises Klopp, who keeps the spike in the Premier that gave up last season - after a single defeat in 38 days - against Manchester City for just one point.
At the moment, Liverpool has started the Premier winning 4-1 at Norwich . A very different start to Chelsea, which fell to Manchester United 4-0. For the whole of London, this is a transition season: it has lost Hazard, Higuain and David Luiz and has only been able to incorporate Pulisic , signed last year, in addition to exercising the purchase option he had on Kovacic. With Frank Lampard on the bench as a great novelty, Chelsea's goal is to save as good as he can this year punished without signing. Winning the European Super Cup would be a good start.
A meeting that will mark a milestone in European football. For the first time, a woman will referee a continental final. It will be the French Stéphanie Frappart, helped in the bands by the Irish Michelle O'Neill and the Italian Manuela Nicolosi, who makes history tonight at Besiktas Stadium . "If Frappart inspires thousands of women to follow their path, UEFA will be happy," said the chairman of the European body's referee committee, Roberto Rosetti , yesterday .
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