Jose Mourinho has had his say about Liverpool’s lavish spending compared to what we have done in the market. The Reds signed Virgil van Dijk for £75m, Alisson for £66.8m and have spent huge on the likes of Fabinho and Naby Keita too.
Mourinho was quoted by the Manchester Evening News as saying:
“I think if you have the money, if you invest well, is better than to have it in the bank, because the interests 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 and 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. Is funny. But that’s okay.”
With all the spending done by our rivals, there will be a lot of expectations and Mourinho was quick to touch upon that as well.
The boss stated that Liverpool’s spending would be the record for the current Premier League season and that they must now win a trophy, something they have not been able to do for a long time.
“I don’t see another team getting close to that level of investment, a team that was a finalist in the Champions League, you have to say you are a big candidate.
“You have to win.”
This is typical Mourinho trying to rile up the opposition and frankly, there is no one better at mind games than him.
It is true that we might not spend as much as Liverpool but putting the pressure on them, even before the season starts, is the perfect way to get into their heads.