Liverpool have really turned it on in the transfer market this time around. They signed Alisson for a world record fee and Fabinho to replace Emre Can along with Naby Keita, whose transfer was confirmed last summer.
All this happened only six months after Virgil Van Dijk was bought for £75 million – another world record fee for a defender – as Liverpool have built a squad capable of challenging for the titles.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has praised Liverpool’s signing and admired the fact that Jurgen Klopp has changed his ways in the transfer market just two years after criticizing Manchester United for breaking the world record fee for Paul Pogba.
“I think if you have the money, if you invest well, is better than to have it in the bank, because the interests are very low.”
“The problem is you have to invest well and honestly I think they did very well because every player they bought are quality players and I’m happy for them.”
“And I’m also happy to smile and to see that, you know, you can change your opinion and change as a person. Is funny. But that’s okay.”
After that, he went on to tout Liverpool as potential title winners as he put pressure on them to back up their spending in the transfer market by winning something substantial by the end of the season.
“But maybe this season finally you demand that they win. You, I think, 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.”
“That you made in January, that you make now, that will probably be the record of the Premier League this season, I don’t see another team getting close to that level of investment, a team that was a finalist in the Champions League, you have to say you are a big candidate.”