Big-spending Liverpool's ambition is nothing new, says Klopp

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Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho appears to have started the "mind games" against Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp just over two weeks before the start of the new Premier League season.

The Reds have splashed the cash throughout July with marquee deals for Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.

"If Alisson was on the market and we'd won the final, we would have gone for him, because he's the goalkeeper we want", Klopp divulged at his press conference in MI ahead of his side's clash with Manchester United in their International Champions Cup fixture.

"But I heard as well that Jose found me amusing and one of my biggest goals in life is to make José smile!"

While the German custodian came under enormous flak from pundits and fans alike, Klopp came out in defence of his player on a number of occasions and even implied that he would be the No.1 keeper for next season.

"It's a free world and I have no problem with Jose", said the German.

"We know it doesn't mean you win [trophies] automatically", he told reporters at their pre-season base in the US.

Asked whether he had to win the Premier League this season Klopp said: "I don't think so".




Jose Mourinho has had his say about Liverpool's lavish spending compared to what we have done in the market.

"But a big part of the job is to play football that our people like".

Liverpool have opened talks with Besiktas about the sale of Simon Mignolet but other clubs are have also expressed an interest in the Belgium keeper.

Liverpool and Manchester United will renew their historic rivalry in the Michigan Stadium on Sunday in the International Champions Cup.

Liverpool is far bigger than any individual, and always will be, but sometimes it is easy to take Klopp for granted, especially when you consider some of the bad times that have existed in recent history.

However, some. supporters believe pre-season results mean nothing at all regardless how good or bad it looks and so aren't reading into things too much.

They have bolstered their squad across all positions and have added the quality needed to finish in the top half of the table at least. He's obviously a top defender and it's a great person for me to learn off and emulate. "We're really looking forward to it".

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