Jurgen Klopp has blasted Jose Mourinho by saying he is playing mind games with him. The Liverpool boss believes there was an atom of child’s play at work when Jose Mourinho suggested Liverpool must win a trophy this coming season.
Mourinho, who has spent on transfer over £185m more than Klopp’s in the last two years, this week said Liverpool’s recent investment in players means they must win a trophy.
Jose also titled Klopp’s change in attitude towards spending big money on marquee players as ‘funny’ but the Liverpool’s boss stated he is not moved by Mourinho’s comments.
While asked if Mourinho was playing mind games, Klopp told Sky Sports News: “Yeah, for sure, a little bit but that’s okay.
“But I heard as well that Jose found me funny and one of my biggest goals in life is to make Jose smile! It doesn’t happen too often and if it happens because of Liverpool, well done!
“I said a few things before. I cannot really remember what I said but I know what I said about the transfer transfer of pogba.
“I would not speak about Manchester United unless somebody asks me about it but I am polite enough to give an answer if somebody asks me.
“That’s not always the smartest thing to do, and I have absolutely 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, but we know that it does not mean you win automatically whatever.
“Man United has a strong team and they will strengthen that in the next two weeks. They are already strong, the same as Man City and Spurs.
“Arsenal and Chelsea have new managers but they will be strong and a few others, so it’s our job to improve our own situation. That’s what we try to do but that has to happen on the pitch, not in the transfer market.
“We want to deliver constantly. We want to improve that’s what we want to show and we will see where that leads us to.
“Improvement means playing better football, being more consistent and entertaining the crowd in a very specific way – We are Liverpool and we stand for football. All I can say is that we will try everything we can to be as successful as possible and in the end we will see.”