Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has quipped that one of his “life goals is to make Jose Mourinho smile” after the Manchester United manager suggested Liverpool “had to win the Premier League” this season.
Mourinho claimed the Anfield club are “big candidates” for the title having spent £170m on four players this summer.
But Klopp has dismissed those comments before Saturday’s meeting between the two sides in Michigan in the International Champions Cup.
“It’s a free world and I have no problem with Jose,” said the German.
“We are responsible for our fans, our owners and nobody else. I am not too interested in Man Utd.”
Klopp’s response follows Mourinho’s suggestion Liverpool will have set a “Premier League record” this season, after spending nearly £250m in the last 12 months.
That figure includes world-record fees for £66.8m goalkeeper Alisson from Roma and £75m defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in January.