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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola: Changing the game

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City and Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool give their team instructions during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at the Etihad Stadium on January 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Manchester City obviously being well known for their rich owners, have never had a problem when it comes to splashing the cash in the transfer market.

This obviously helping towards winning, when you can sign multiple players at high prices: Aymeric Laporte £57m, Benjamin Mendy £52m, Riyad Mahrez £60m, Joao Cancelo £60m, Rodri £62.8m, just to name a few in the last three seasons.

Liverpool on the other-hand have relied on the sales of ex-players, in order to off-balance much of their spending:

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor on August 31, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Players In – Virgil van Dijk £75m, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain £35m, Fabinho £39.9m, Naby Keita £52.75m, Alisson £66,8m.

Players Out – Philippe Countinho £142m, Mamadou Sakho £26m, Dominic Solanke £17m, Danny Ings £20m.

Regardless of either Guardiola or Klopp’s techniques to success in the transfer market, both managers have consistently strengthened their squads with players that have developed and played well for the team. Unlike many of the clubs currently chasing them.