Jose Mourinho has now had his say on Jurgen Klopp’s recent spending at Liverpool

Liverpool are currently the bookmakers’ second favourites to win this season’s Premier League title behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City after making several eye-catching signings this summer.

The Reds, who finished fourth in the league last season and reached the Champions League final, have splashed the case on Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.

If you add Virgil van Dijk into the mix, Liverpool have spent an eye-watering £254 million since January of this year.

Jurgen Klopp has subsequently been called out on comments he made back in 2016, which look rather hypocritical now.

“Other clubs can spend big money on top players,” the charismatic German coach told reporters. “I want to do it differently. I would do it differently even if I could spend that money.”

He has since said: “I’ll do whatever it takes to make Liverpool successful. I couldn’t have imagined since then that the world would change like it has.

“Two years ago £100million was a crazy number. Since then the world has changed completely.”

In order to give yourself the best chance of success, spending big money on quality players is near enough essential.

Sure, there have been the odd exception down the years – Leicester City’s miraculous Premier League title triumph in 2016 being the most obvious example – but the clubs that fork out mega money on transfer fees and wages usually win the silverware.

Guardiola has already had his say on Liverpool’s recent spending under Klopp – find out what he thinks HERE – and now Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho has spoken out. Uh-oh.

Speaking after his team’s penalty shoot-out victory over AC Milan, Mourinho gave a rather eyebrow-raising comment about Klopp’s change of heart when it comes to spending big money.

“I’m also happy to smile and to see that, you know, you can change your opinion, and change as a person,” the Portuguese coach was quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News’s Samuel Luckhurst. “It’s funny.”

He has also ramped up the pressure on Liverpool, suggesting journalists should now demand they win the Premier League title following their significant expenditure in the transfer market.

“Maybe this season finally you demand that they win,” Mourinho added. “You have to be fair and now you have to demand and say the team with investments, who are making investments that they started making last season, not just this season, last season.”

We’re not even in August and the mind games have started already.