Jurgen Klopp says he “doesn’t care” about the “increasing pressure” at Liverpool after spending nearly £170m on four new players this summer.
The Reds have signed goalkeeper Alisson and midfielders Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri as they look to close the gap on Manchester City.
Liverpool finished 25 points behind Premier League winners City last term.
“We have not bought a team whilst the others have sold theirs, it is not like this,” manager Klopp told BBC Sport.
“We don’t have a free way to go to the championship, it will be really hard.
“They are still there, but we have improved our position for us. What it means for the league we will see.”