Mourinho seeks to follow Liverpool example as he plans Tottenham "evolution"

Jose Mourinho wants to see Tottenham follow in Liverpool's footsteps by achieving success through steady investment.

The Portuguese boss has just overseen a successful transfer window in his first summer in north London.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Sergio Reguilon and Matt Doherty have joined on permanent deals while Gareth Bale returned on a season-long loan.

It strengthens a Tottenham squad that has been hugely competitive in recent seasons but Mourinho wants the club to continue spending as they target silverware.

"More than the squad, it is time to work and time for evolution," he said.

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"It is time to affect the team not just the way we play, but the way we think – sometimes the way we think takes more time than other things.

"I am very happy with the squad but, of course, next summer we will need to give a couple of touches, but this is what you always do to improve the squad.

"Look at Liverpool, for example, when Jurgen has been there. How many transfer windows? He went to the market and improved the team."

The Reds have added the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson in recent years and the quartet were crucial in ending the club's 30-year wait for a league title.

Tottenham have been able to retain the majority of their key men in recent seasons.

Harry Kane has remained in north London as has Son Heung-min with the pair proving to be as deadly as ever this season.

The Special One encouraged the club's hierarchy to tie down the South Korean to a new deal and they are said to have responded with a hefty £200,000-a-week offer.

Mourinho's side have showed plenty of promise this term but continue to drop unnecessary points with disappointing home draws against Newcastle and West Ham.

Tottenham's next assignment in a trip to Burnley where a win could take them into the top four.

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