Jurgen Klopp insisted he is not envious of Manchester United's greater financial muscle as Liverpool prepare for Monday's heavyweight Premier League clash.
Jose Mourinho was afforded over £150 million to bring United's squad into shape ahead of the campaign, funding a world-record move for Paul Pogba and footing Zlatan Ibrahimovic's wages.
Liverpool's spending was modest in comparison, with big-money moves for Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum being financed in part by the departures of Christian Benteke, Jordon Ibe and Joe Allen.
Klopp already attracted Mourinho's invective when he questioned the prospective signing of Pogba in pre-season after baulking at the cost it would take to pry the Frenchman from Juventus.
But the Reds boss insisted those comments were not borne of jealousy and that he simply prefers to work with greater restraint in the transfer market, adding he was satisfied with their business.
"I don't care how much money another club can spend. Absolutely not one second of my life," Klopp told reporters. "And I am completely fine with what we could spend and what we did in the summer.
"Having more money or all the money in the world is not in my dreams for the manager's job. I am completely fine with the situation we have here. It's not a competition. It's not that you win the league before the season.
"You have a team without spending money and you have a team with spending a lot of money. Everybody has their own possibilities, their own ideas. I am happy with our possibilities.
"I have the attacking options I want. It's not about having to have the best players around anyway, it's about doing the best with what you have.
"Of course, I am pleased to have scored the most goals, even if I still remember most of the chances we missed.
"I am quite happy with the offensive part of our game, but even if we have scored a lot of goals we still have to show we can score goals in the future."