Manchester City’s achievements in recent years have been recognised by many, but there are always some that say the club’s success is down to money.
There is no getting away from the fact that City became a powerhouse thanks to the help of Sheikh Mansour’s billions following his takeover in 2008.
In the last eight years, the North-West outfit have won seven major trophies, including three Premier League titles.
Last season, Pep Guardiola guided City to the English crown in style, but they did struggle against Liverpool, particularly in the Champions League when the Reds knocked them out in the quarter-finals.
Liverpool are one of England’s most famous clubs, but they do not possess the spending power that City have.
With that being said, the Merseyside outfit have been making a statement in this summer’s transfer market as they have reportedly smashed the world record fee for a goalkeeper.
According to Goal.com, on Wednesday, Liverpool agreed a fee in the region of £67m to sign Brazilian shot-stopper Alisson from Roma.
If the deal goes through, the Reds would have broken spending records twice in seven months following the £75m acquisition of defender Virgil van Dijk in January.
After the news regarding Alisson’s likely switch to Anfield emerged, City fans suggested on Twitter that the tables have turned.
Now who’s buying the league
— Ashish Nair (@ashish_spoted) July 18, 2018
They buying the league.
— Darren Fernandes💀 (@_darren_07) July 18, 2018
£66m for Alisson and £75m for Virgil Van Dijk and I thought we overpaid for Ederson and Laporte 🤦🏼♂️😂
— Declan Flaherty (@Decolski) July 18, 2018
… and still they’ll go out and talk about how we inflate prices for everyone by paying ridiculous prices for players.
— Alvaro Echegaray (@alvaroech7) July 18, 2018
— Maureen Tucker (@tucker_tucker17) July 18, 2018
Liverpool buy the league. 😂
— wan ❀ 🇲🇾 (@Waonneee) July 18, 2018
But but, we’re ruining football
— Joe Richardson (@RichJ01) July 18, 2018