Chelsea vs Liverpool: Klopp claims Blues team reminds him of Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Klopp claims Blues team reminds him of Borussia Dortmund

- Chelsea vs Liverpool take centre stage this weekend and Jurgen Klopp claims Blues youngsters remind him of his Borussia Dortmund squad

- The Reds manager says youngsters like Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are £60m rated players

- Chelsea host Liverpool in a Premier League tie on Sunday, September 22, at Stamford Bridge

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool boss, has revealed Frank Lampard's Chelsea squad full of youngsters reminds him of his time at Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

The German tactician’s squad at Dortmund boast of youthful stars like Mario Gotze, Nuri Sahin, Shinji Kagawa and Robert Lewandowski, that won the Bundesliga back-to-back alongside DFB Pokal in 2012.

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On the other hand, Lampard is banking on youngsters from the club’s academy like Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori to excel this campaign.

Speaking with Sky Sports ahead of the cracker against Chelsea on Sunday, September 22, Klopp said: "It's a really exciting team, it reminds me a little bit of my team at Dortmund years back when they were really young - maybe even younger than this team at Chelsea.

"People were always talking about how young they are, but they only played because they were good. They didn't play because they were that young."

Klopp further noted that Chelsea transfer ban has seen the Blues rise to the occasion by turning to youth payers to cushion the effect of FIFA’s axe aside from Christian Pulisic and returning loan players.

"They brought in Christian Pulisic in the summer, I'm not sure about the money but for around £50-£60m, and all of the players around him now have the same value," said Klopp.

"Tammy Abraham is now a £60m player, Mason Mount is for sure a £60m player, if not more, Callum Hudson-Odoi was that already.

"Jorginho is not that young, but he is not that long in the league, and then [N'Golo] Kante, who looks like he could play for the next 20 years.

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"They have Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley, and then all the experienced guys around them, Pedro, Willian, Olivier Giroud and on the bench Michy Batshuayi.

"If there was one club in the world who a transfer ban didn't hit that bad, it was probably Chelsea,” Klopp submitted. reported earlier that Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi has emerged one of the world’s highest paid youngsters after penning a new £50m contract at Stamford Bridge.

According to Daily Mail report, the 18-year-old has now extended his stay for another five years - in a deal valued at £180,000 weekly, with the prospect of hitting £200,000.

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