Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp makes Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount valuation claim
The Reds are gearing up for a trip to Stamford Bridge this Sunday, which will see them go for seven wins out of seven in the Premier League.
But they are coming up against a vibrant, youthful Blues side who thrashed Wolves 5-2 at Molineux last week.
Abraham, Mount and Fikayo Tomori have scored all 11 of their league goals so far this season – with the former netting seven in his last three outings.
And Klopp is adamant their values are already frighteningly high despite having a mere 12 Premier League appearances between them.
“[Chelsea] had a couple of problems but they sorted it well.” he said.
“It reminds me a little bit of my team at Dortmund years back.
“They were really young and people always spoke about that, but they only played because they were that good.
“Chelsea brought in [Christian] Pulisic in the summer, I don’t know about the money but it was £50-60m? All the players around him now have the same value.
“Tammy Abraham is a £60m player, Mason Mount for sure is £60m, maybe more. [Callum] Hudson-Odoi was already that.
“Jorginho is still young, [N’Golo] Kanté looks like he could play for the next 20 years, [Mateo] Kovacic, [Ross] Barkley, then the experienced guys around them, Pedro, Willian, [Olivier] Giroud.
“If there was one club in the world where a transfer ban didn’t hit that bad, it was probably Chelsea because of the transfer policy in the last few years with these players on loan. High-quality players.
“Abraham didn’t learn where the goal is at Chelsea, he found it in different places. They are just a good team, they have all my respect. They are a proper contender for everything. Now we play there and we want to get something.”
While still searching for his first home win, it has been an encouraging start for Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager.
Klopp has nothing but praise for his Blues counterpart, insisting he is a “really, really good manager”.
“It’s not my job to talk about other managers, but what I can say is that they play exciting football,” he said.
“They’re an exciting team. Young, but good. For me that’s not a surprise. Frank did an outstanding job at Derby, so I’m not surprised he’s doing a really good job at Chelsea.
“But it’s a difficult league and we have to prove our quality in a three-day rhythm. I really think he’s a really, really good manager.”