Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he is not feeling any pressure, despite his side spending the best part of £200 million this summer.
The Merseyside club have been one of the bigggest spenders in Europe during the closed season, spending significant sums on Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri, as they attempt to secure their first ever Premier League title.
Liverpool had a decent season last time out, securing a fourth-placed finish in the league, as well as finishing as runners-up in the UEFA Champions League after their final defeat to Real Madrid over in Kiev.
However, despite their summer spending spree, Jurgen Klopp isn’t concerned that the amount of money spent would bring added pressure:
“Pressure is only on the outside. That is not important really. What you say about me in three months doesn’t change my life completely,” he told the BBC.
“It is exactly the same with our owners. We are completely fine. It is not as though the others are asleep.
“You are right, the pressure comes from outside. It is probably increasing. I don’t care about that. I want us to play the best football we can play and make our fans happy. That is it. What other people say, I don’t care.
“I am not a dreamer, I don’t dream that we can be there or there. Other people can do that but we have to build a ground for these dreams.
“We need to play football and that is 80% of the season, if not 90%, the hardest work. The 10% is the day when you go bang, bang, bang and win 5-0. Wow. That is football.”