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'I don't understand it', says Klopp over Neymar transfer

Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 00:49

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he doesn't understand why the financial fair play rule does not appear to have been implemented in Neymar's imminent record transfer to PSG

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SHOWS: MUNICH, GERMANY (AUGUST 2, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (German) LIVERPOOL COACH, JUERGEN KLOPP, SPEAKING ABOUT THE NEYMAR TRANSFER TO PARIS ST GERMAIN, SAYING: "There are two clubs in the world that can afford to pay that much - maybe three if you count Barcelona, if they don't need the money for something else - and they are Man City and PSG. Everybody knows why that is. I always thought financial fair play was invented to make sure something like that can't happen. But obviously financial fair play is more of a suggestion than a real rule. I don't understand it. But that's not the next step, I believe, I hope that it will remain an exception but who knows." STORY: Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp said that financial fair play appeared to be "more of a suggestion than a real rule" in the week that Neymar's record-breaking 222 million euros ($263 million) transfer from Barcelona to Paris St Germain is set to be completed. Speaking after his team had been beaten by Atletico Madrid in a penalty shoot-out by Atletico Madrid in the final of the pre-season Audi Cup in Munich, Germany on Wednesday (August 2), Klopp said that he did not understand how deals like this could take place and hoped that it would be an exception.

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'I don't understand it', says Klopp over Neymar transfer

Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 00:49