Liverpool have won against Tottenham and are the new leader in the Premier League. “Spurs” coach Mourinho had to speak after the game and criticized Jürgen Klopp.
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José Mourinho was again astonished. Jürgen Klopp in particular was surprised by the strange statements of the eccentric Portuguese after the defeat of Tottenham Hotspur at the last minute by the English football champions Liverpool. “He told me the better team lost,” said Klopp. ‘At first I thought it was a joke. But it wasn’t. ‘
“Didn’t act like a Champions League winner”
Mourinho was particularly sore from the 1: 2 that earned more than 90 minutes. Not only because his “Spurs” went without points for the first time after eleven unbeaten Premier League games and lost the championship lead to Klopp and Liverpool, but also because it was defeated in a duel with a star coach. Accordingly, there was a swipe for the German coach, who was emotionally on the sidelines. “If I’d been on the sidelines like him, I wouldn’t have had a chance to stay there,” Mourinho muttered.
While the Spurs coach spoke of an “unfair result” and the “Reds” called a team that “didn’t look like a champion and Champions League winner,” Klopp enjoyed the success and took charge of it after 13 match days. championship over. “It was one of the best performances,” said the 53-year-old. “The victory was well deserved.”
“We have to be ready for this”
Mohamed Salah (26th minute) and the last-minute header from former Hoffenheim player Roberto Firmino (90th) excited the ex-Bundesliga coach and remembered the run of the previous championship season. “It felt a little bit,” confirmed Klopp. “That’s exactly what we needed today. There were three incredibly important points.”
The success against the rivals was also significant over the coming weeks with the tight schedule to New Years Eve. The defending champion at Crystal Palace will continue on Saturday (1.30 p.m. / in the Chillreport live ticker). “We have to be ready for that,” he said. “But I couldn’t be better tonight.”