Jose Mourinho is inspired by Jurgen Klopp‘s turn around on spending big on players.
The German had once stood against large spending sprees but has changed that in the purchases of Van Dijk from Southampton; Alisson from AS Roma; Naby Keita from RB Leipzig; Fabinho from AS Monaco and Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City: these totalling 245 million pounds.
Regarding Klopp’s stand on huge spendings, the United boss said: “And I’m also happy to smile and to see that, you know, you can change your opinion and change as a person. It’s funny. But that’s okay.”
Despite the huge signings, Klopp has not guaranteed a title win this season.
Mourinho, on the other hand expects so much from a team with such investment.
He said in the aftermath of United’s 9-8 penalty win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup.
“I think if you have the money, if you invest well, is better than to have it in the bank, because the interests are very low,” the Portuguese 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 and I’m happy for them.
“But maybe this season finally you demand that they win. You, I think, you have to be fair and now you have to demand and say the team with investments you are making with investments that you start making last season, not just this season, last season.
“That you made in January, that you make now, that will probably be the record of the Premier League this season, I don’t see another team getting close to that level of investment, a team that was a finalist in the Champions League, you have to say you are a big candidate. You have to win.”
Liverpool recorded its first win ahead of start to the 2018/2019 season with their 2-1 win over Manchester City in the International Champions Cup in New Jersey.