Jose Mourinho has come out to say he hopes his rival wins the league this time after spending so much in the transfer market to bring in the likes of Naby Kieta, Fabinho, Shaqiri and Alisson Becker.
Klopp has spent £170m on transfer this window after just two years ago he accused United’s of spending £90m for Paul Pogba.
Mourinho was in a jovial mood when asked about Liverpool’s transfer business, but stressed there will now be a “demand” for the club to end their 28-year wait for a league title.
“I think if you have the money, if you invest well, it is better than to have it in the bank. Because the interest rates are very low,” Mourinho said.
“And I’m also happy to smile [about Klopp’s previous comments] and to see that, you know, you can change your opinion and change as a person, it’s funny.
“You have to say the team, with the investments not just this season, last season, that you made in January, that you make now, because that will probably be the record for the Premier League this season, I can’t see anyone else getting close to spending what they have.
“A team that was a finalist in the Champions League, you have to say you are a big candidate, you have to win.”