Jose Mourinho has suggested Liverpool and Chelsea will find playing in Europe tough while trying to win the title
LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp refused to take the bait and be dragged into war-of-word with Jose Mourinho.
The United boss has started the mind games before a ball has been kicked this season by claiming Liverpool and Chelsea will find a combined domestic and European campaign difficult to juggle.
Klopp blasted: “I’m not interested in what Jose Mourinho says.
“Why should I talk about Manchester United? Jose is talking about us, yes.
“We had a season of what Manchester United had the year before, I don’t know if anybody asked us how it felt (then).”
The Liverpool manager conceded Mourinho may have a point suggesting how tough a season it could be.
The Old Trafford side are the last English team to win both the Premier League and Champions League back in 2008 when they beat Chelsea in Moscow.
Klopp added: “The Europa League was hard, yes, Chelsea will feel also the difference, they played something like 13 players last season.
“But it’s also not my problem if they use only 11, well done, I do not want to be part of this – I am not interested.”
Meanwhile, the German is relaxed about his transfer window activity and will not sign players for the sake of it.
Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson and Dominic Solanke have joined the Kop this summer.
But they have failed to land Southampton defender Virgil van Dyke and RB Leipzig star Naby Keita.
The Liverpool boss added: “There’s a feeling that the transfer window is more interesting than the league.
“People (look at who their club have bought and) think ‘Oh we are winning already.
“Unfortunately after the transfer window you have to carry on playing, that’s what I am most interested in.
“It doesn’t mean we don’t want to bring players in, we’ve always brought players in, wonderful players.
“We want to do the right thing and not calm the people down with a big signing and everyone will think now you have to [win the league].”
Everton have spent big and signed 11 new players this summer – and some have suggested the Toffees could finish above their city rivals, but that does not concern Klopp at all.
Klopp continued: “I’m not interested in what other clubs are doing until we play them.
“So they can make the best business or the worst business, I’m not in it.
“I heard, of course a few things that they have done. Strikers, good. Wayne Rooney, you don’t have to talk about.
“The centre-half (Michael) Keane came, good, so a lot of really good business. (Davy) Klaassen. So it’s all good.
“There is a lot of respect and if they’ve done good business, well done. But when we face them we still want to win.”
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