Mourinho on Liverpool spending: ‘They have to win the PL’

Date published: Thursday 26th July 2018 10:16

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has chosen to crank up the pressure on Liverpool ahead of the new Premier League season by insisting they must win the title.

The Reds have forked out around £170million for the quality additions of Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson this summer with rumours of more incomings.

Mourinho was more than happy to talk about Liverpool’s transfer spending after Jurgen Klopp was critical over the deal to bring Paul Pogba to Old Trafford two years ago.

When asked what he thought of Liverpool’s huge transfer outlay, Mourinho said: “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.

“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 about United spending so much on one player] and to see that, you know, you can change your opinion and change as a person, it’s funny.

“That’s OK, 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 you [sic] are making 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 [the league].”


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