Jose Mourinho has said that Liverpool’s incredible summer spending spree will increase the pressure on Jurgen Klopp to win the league this summer.
Despite having 18 league titles to their name, Liverpool are yet to get their hands on the Premier League trophy, a trophy which has been dominated by Manchester United over the course of the competition’s 25-year history.
However, as the world eagerly awaits the big kick-off on August 10, Liverpool have embarked on a huge summer spending spree, spending the best part of £200 million to bring Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker to the club.
Last season, Liverpool finished in fourth, six points behind runners-up Manchester United, but current United boss Jose Mourinho has said that after spending such vast sums, their Merseyside rivals must now go on to deliver the title:
“I think if you have the money, if you invest well, it is better than to have it in the bank. Because the interest rates are very low,” Mourinho said after his sides penalty shootout victory over AC Milan.
“The problem is you have to invest well and honestly I think they did very well, because every player they bought are quality players. I’m happy for them.
“And I’m also happy to smile [about Klopp’s previous comments] and to see that, you know, you can change your opinion and change as a person, it’s funny.
“That’s okay, but maybe this season finally you demand that they win. I think you have to be fair and now you have to demand [they win the league].
“You have to say the team, with the investments not just this season, last season, that you made in January, that you make now, because that will probably be the record for the Premier League this season, I can’t see anyone else getting close to spending what they have.
“A team that was a finalist in the Champions League, you have to say you are a big candidate, you have to win.”
Liverpool and United renew their on-field hostilities this weekend in their latest pre-season fixture in the USA.