Jose Mourinho has branded Jurgen Klopp’s u-turn on transfer window spending ‘funny’ and suggests Liverpool have to back it up by now winning the league.
Klopp’s infamous comments on outrageous transfer fees back in 2016 – as per The Daily Mail – have been brought back into the limelight following the German’s latest remarks on Liverpool’s spending this summer.
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As reported by The Sun, Klopp went back on his original statement this week, admitting ‘the world has changed’ and the Reds have to try and match their rivals in the European market having signed the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Alisson over the past six months.
United boss Mourinho has been quick to pounce ahead of the pre-season clash between the two clubs this weekend, according to The Daily Mail.
‘The problem is you have to invest well and, honestly, I think they did very well because every player they bought are quality players.” said the Portuguese coach.
‘I’m happy for them. 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.”
Mourinho was up to the same old tricks back in January, when he accused Klopp of hypocrisy following the club’s purchase of Virgil Van Dijk – as per The Telegraph.
He then went on to suggest that Liverpool must now win the Premier League in order to justify their spending in 2018.
“This season finally you demand that they win,” Mourinho continued.
“You have to be fair and now you have to demand and say the team with investments you are making last season, that you made in January, that you make now, that will probably be the record of the Premier League this season, a team that was a finalist in the Champions League, l have to say you are a big candidate. You have to win.”
Manchester United face off against Liverpool in the International Champions Cup on Saturday at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.