Jurgen Klopp has dismissed Jose Mourinho’s suggestion that he is under pressure to guide Liverpool to the Premier League title this season after heavy investment in the transfer market.
Mourinho recently said that Klopp must earn his first honour as Liverpool manager in 2018-19 following the big-money signings of Naby Keita, Fabinho and goalkeeper Alisson this summer.
And Klopp laughed off Mourinho’s comments, stating that moves in the transfer market do not necessarily guarantee success.
“One of my biggest goals in life is to make Jose smile — it doesn’t happen very often,” he said.
“I don’t even think it is a mind game, I think it is normal. I would never talk about Manchester United if no one asked me about it.
“I have no problem with what Jose Mourinho is saying, it is a free world and he can say whatever he wants. If he is happy about our transfers even better.
“We know it doesn’t mean you win [trophies] automatically.”
Mourinho’s comments are the latest thinly-veiled dig towards his Liverpool counterpart, arriving ahead of the International Champions Cup meeting between the two English heavyweights at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.
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