Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he isn’t jealous of the money other clubs in the Premier League spend, according to the Mirror.
The Reds made a tidy £16m profit over the summer window while the likes of Manchester United spent £89 million on Paul Pogba alone.
In fact, United boss Jose Mourinho has spent a whooping £150 million since his arrival. However, Klopp has stated that he has no interest in spending big.
“It is really good to hear about nice things, but we must remember that football is not the most serious thing in the world,” Klopp was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
“Of course, as human beings we all have our expectations, and at this moment there is still a positive atmosphere in and around Liverpool.
“That is good. But it doesn’t mean the season is finished when we get another three points. We wont say ‘stop, as we are in the position we want to be’.
“To keep this good situation we need to work. I don’t care what people do around me. A lot of good teams are around and the good times will not just come back just because we wish them.
“It is positive that we had all these great personalities, coaches and players in the past. But it doesn’t help us now.”
Klopp and Mourinho have faced each other five times, stretching back to their time in charge of Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid. The German tactician has won three, drawn one and lost one game against the self styled ‘special one.’
Liverpool host their rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Monday evening. The Reds are in impressive form of late, racking up four victories in a row and have avoided defeat in their last eight encounters.
Meanwhile, United were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw with Stoke City in the previous round of Premier League games and find themselves in seventh place with 13 points after seven games.