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Mourinho: Liverpool must compete to win Premier League after lavish summer spending

The Portuguese says after large investment in their squad this summer, Liverpool should be aiming for the title.

Mourinho pictured during Man United's International Champions Cup game with AC Milan on Wednesday.
Mourinho pictured during Man United's International Champions Cup game with AC Milan on Wednesday.
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JOSE MOURINHO SAYS the expectation is on Liverpool to win the Premier League title this season after their high-profile signings this summer.

The Reds crowned Alisson Becker the most expensive goalkeeper in history when he joined from Roma for £65 million this summer , following Naby Keita from RB Leipzig, Fabinho from Monaco and Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City as the latest arrival at Anfield.

The Anfield side are looking to improve on last season’s league performance after finishing 25 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League while reaching the Champions League final.

And although Mourinho is interested to see Jurgen Klopp go back on his assertion that he would never go on large spending sprees, he expects great things from his rivals this season.

“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,” Mourinho told reporters with a smirk after his side’s 9-8 penalty win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup .

“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. It’s funny. But that’s okay.

“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 you are making with investments that you start 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. You have to win.”

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