Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said last week that their rivals' huge investment in the transfer market this summer brings the added pressure of being expected to win their first ever Premier League title.
One of my biggest goals in life is to make Jose smile - it doesn't happen very often.
Surely, even Woodward - who is clearly not a football man - and evidently, many of whose previous player signings have either already been replaced or are going to be replaced very soon by Mourinho - must have been aware that the World Cup in June was only going to make negotiations with other clubs increasingly hard - what with the volatility in perception and price - fluctuating at will.
"If he is happy about our transfers even better, but we know that it does not mean you win automatically whatever".
Speaking to MUTV, he expanded: 'I think it can be a friendly, especially for us.
However, Klopp dismissed those suggestions ahead of the two sides' meeting in MI on Saturday in the International Champions Cup.
As you'd expect, Jose Mourinho has been on the defensive all summer, pointing out how the World Cup has robbed him of a big slice of his first team, who are still on holiday following the tournament in Russian Federation.
"I didn't speak to anyone for a while, to be honest", he said. "Depends on the football we play". 'For the last two years they have not been able to beat us, today they will think they have a chance'.
"That's the problem these days, you say something and whatever bullshit you say, nobody will forget it", Klopp said. He's obviously a top defender and it's a great person for me to learn off and emulate. So it's going to be hard for us, so I hope for a good answer'.
After Saturday's tie against United, Liverpool take on Serie A sides Torino and Napoli in their final pre-season ties of the summer.