Ahead of the commencement of the 2018/19 Premier League season, Jose Mourinho has started his mind games by saying Liverpool must win the title after their summer splurge.
The controversial Manchester United boss also labelled Jurgen Klopp’s change in transfer policy as “funny”, after the German criticised United’s £90m move for Paul Pogba.
In a nod to reinforce his squad after reaching the Champions League final last season, Klopp has splashed £170m after signing goalkeeper Alisson last week in addition to bringing in Naby Keita, Kherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho.
Speaking after the friendly against AC Milan – which United won 9-8 in a shootout after a 1-1 draw- Mourinho was in a jovial mood when asked about Liverpool’s transfer business, but stressed there will now be a “demand” for the club to end their 28-year wait for a league 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.
“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].”
The Reds haven’t won the title in 28 years, and that will be their major target once the season gets underway.