The Italian worldwide is down the pecking order at the Premier League club, and reports have suggested that Jose Mourinho is open to selling the former Torino man if the price is right. The Brazilian, who will be 30 on the transfer deadline day, will represent a substantial profit for Chelsea, having signed him for a mere £30 million back in 2013.
But the German has laughed off the Manchester United boss' comments, stating that moves in the transfer market do not necessarily guarantee success.
When asked about Liverpool's spending, Mourinho said: "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 are a big candidate. Depends on the football we play".
Wolves obliterated all in their path en route to the Championship title last season while the vast majority of the new players who have arrived at Molineux during his tenure have been a roaring success.
"I want to play more regularly".
"I'm pretty sure they will do business as well in the next few days, but we know about our responsibility".
"To play for probably the best club in the world is a good thing, and for me, it's an honour to play here and play for Manchester United".
"We know it doesn't mean you win (trophies) automatically".
"We only feel a little bit better prepared again than a year ago, that's all".
U.S. media reports say as many as 100,000 fans could pack Michigan Stadium for this clash between the EPL rivals. Klopp said Liverpool were excited by the challenge. It's an impressive building, it's cool.
"It's pre-season, but it's United against Liverpool, so big game. We're really looking forward to it".