- Man United boss Mourinho aims a dig at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after spending bid during this summer transfer window
- The Red Devils boss claims the German born tactician must win silverware at the end of the coming season
- Alisson Becker recently joined the Anfield side in a world record fee worth £67m from AS Roma
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lashed back at Jose Mourinho after accusing the Anfield outfit for spending big in this transfer window.
The Reds recently set a new record fee for goalkeepers after landing Brazil star Alisson Becker in a £67 million from AS Roma this summer.
Which means that that the former Borussia Dortmund boss has spent a total of £176.75m so far this summer after the arrivals of Xherdan Shaqiri, Naby Keita and Fabinho.
According to the Sun, the figure led Man United handler to ramp up pressure on Klopp, saying the Reds should be under-pressure to win the Premier League this season.
Mourinho said that: Maybe this season finally you demand that they win.
"You have to be fair and now you have to demand and say the team with investments that they have made last season, in January, that they have made now, it will probably be the record of the Premier League this season.
"This is a team that was a finalist in the Champions League, you have to say you are a big candidate, you have to win."
Meanwhile, Klopp in his reply to the accusation insisted that his big money move for Alisson was a necessity – and revealed he could have bought an even more expensive stopper.
Speaking to ESPN FC, the 51-year-old said: "Everybody thinks it's a lot of money. It is a lot of money, but he could've left for crazy money. The clause for Oblak for example is 100m euros (£89m), so nice!
"The goalkeeper market is different because it's not each year that there is anybody available.
"We didn't know exactly if Alisson is available or not, but from a specific moment we realised obviously he is available and that's the moment when we decided we want to go for him."
Liverpool, who lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final two months ago, last won silverware in 2012 when they defeated Cardiff City to win the League Cup.
When quizzed about whether the summer outlay on new talent increases the pressure to end their trophy-drought, Klopp brushed off the extra expectancy.
"I don't think it's a big difference. Only that now people maybe from [last season], they believe a little bit more, but it doesn't change the situation.
"Yes our job is to improve the team every year, to improve the football every year and if you do that then the chances become bigger.
"But the thing is that the other teams don't sleep, so Man City are still a fantastic team and United will have again a fantastic team... Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham.
"Tottenham pretty much complete together, Arsenal, they lost [Jack] Wilshere, that's it, and otherwise they only brought players in, so strong side obviously.
"Everton is for big things, Wolverhampton can be a surprise. It's a difficult league, so we don't have to dream too much and we don't."
Legit.ng previously reported that Liverpool completed the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker in a world record fee for goalkeeper.
Since the day Liverpool were beaten in the 2017/18 Champions League final where Loris Karius made a gaffe against Real Madrid, the Reds have been looking for a new stopper.
And the Anfield landlords have now gotten 25-year-old Brazil international and also confirmed the deal on their social media platform.
Alisson, who began his career with Inter Milan in 2002 in his homeland was Brazil's No.1 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia this summer.
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