Klopp: I wouldn't spend £100m on one player

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And I'm still friends with a lot of staff at the club.

Spanish midfielder Fabregas, 29, could have no complaints as he got his marching orders in the 70th minute for sliding late into Klavan with his studs up.

"After eight or 10 days we can talk about it. Hopefully there will be more finals and success for the team".

"If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney", he said. Other players come in and do well, people doubt you and say we should move on. To the player, I said no excuses and I'm sorry for him and I'm sorry for the Liverpool player.

But though Marko Grujic was forced to go to hospital with a head injury and debutant Ragnar Klavan spent some time down on the turf after Fabregas' risky lunge, Klopp wasn't concerned by the aggression between the two teams.

"He can't remember anything". That's not too cool for a young boy in this situation.

"He almost missed the departure of Liverpool [on the plane from Liverpool to San Francisco], he missed a training session and was late for a team meal", said Klopp. The 18-year-old midfielder has left a positive impression on the Liverpool fans since making his debut in their first pre-season game against Tranmere Rovers, and added to his growing reputation with an energetic performance against Chelsea.

The striker had a goal ruled offside minutes later after finishing off a gorgeous exchange of back-heel passes.

"Cuadrado is one of these", said the Chelsea boss.

The Reds fell to their first pre-season loss in their opening International Champions Cup tie in Los Angeles, failing to bounce back from Gary Cahill's 10th-minute header.

Sturridge joined up with the majority of his team-mates at the club's training base in California last week, as Liverpool continue their pre-season tour of the United States.

Reds fans had been hoping to see Georginio Wijnaldum after the Netherlands global became the club's sixth summer signing following his arrival from Newcastle, but he was left out. Grujic is also doubtful to be involved after picking up an injury.

Despite his team's inability to break down their Premier League rivals, the German acknowledged that "when a team with the quality of Chelsea defends so deep, then every team in the world will have a little problem".

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