Jose Mourinho certainly is feeling the pressure at Manchester United, and that was quite evident after his latest comments on our spending spree.
Mourinho certainly seemed to believe that we should be winning the title and he was quoted by Sky Sports as saying:
“Maybe this season finally you demand that they win.
“I can’t see anyone else getting close to spending what they have [this summer],” he added. “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 for a man that seems to thrive at playing mind games rather than worrying about his own side. However, for once, there is a real fear not only amongst United but also among the other teams.
Liverpool have plugged holes in the problem areas since last season. We brought in van Dijk to fix the defence and now, we have a world-class keeper in Alisson, who should bring us more points and solve our problems between the sticks.
There have also been moans about how we are spending crazily in the summer but the fact is that we have always spent within our limits and well, we have sold more often than not.
After all, who can forget letting the likes of Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho leave in recent years?
Sky Sports even compared the spending of United and Liverpool since the summer of 2016 and the numbers speak for themselves.
We might have just pipped United on overall spending but if we are to look at the net spend, United have spent more than double of what we have done in the market.
Our marketing team, or the transfer team, certainly knows how to receive and sell value and that is one reason why teams should be jealous of us.
Who else can ship off failures such as Christian Benteke, Jordon Ibe and even Mamadou Sakho for vast sums? We can.
So while we have recouped more than Mourinho’s team, it must be noted that we have spent a wee bit more.
That said, van Dijk was a signing for last season and so was Keita. We could have made a lot more money by selling Emre Can last season rather than let him leave for free. Nevertheless, this time, we should challenge Manchester City for the title and more.
Arsenal are rebuilding, Chelsea are burning while Spurs don’t know what to do in the transfer market after moving into their new stadium.
The wise men at Liverpool are doing the job on the field and certainly off it, with some smart buys and incredible sales.
For all intents and purposes, we are looking like a team that has its act together and if things go right for us, we could be challenging for many laurels in the years to come.
Plus, we have a relatively young team which will only get better under our manager. Mourinho is right to fear us and so should the rest of the sides in the Premier League.
Liverpool are leaner, meaner and hungrier for success and it is time for us to create history under Jurgen Klopp.