Liverpool star claims not thinking about the title win would be 'STUPID'

Liverpool star claims not thinking about the title win would be 'STUPID'

It left Liverpool on 60 points from 23 games, seven clear of Manchester City, who must now play catch-up again by winning at bottom club Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

On Saturday, Mourinho, speaking on beIN sport as a pundit for their coverage of Arsenal's clash with Chelsea, revealed he was stunned to be approached by an unnamed United player over his treatment of him.

"You have for example the case of Manchester City". They were champions with [Roberto] Mancini.

"He has a defensive brain and can play in a lot of positions". He didn't want [Gael] Clichy. In the same summer he sold four full-backs and bought four backs. He got (Kyle) Walker, Danilo, (Benjamin) Mendy and another. I don't remember, [Oleksandr] Zinchenko or [Fabian] Delph or something like that.

Trailing after 45 minutes to Andros Townsend's neat finish at the Kop end, Liverpool needed a strong response - and it began more quickly than Jürgen Klopp could legitimately have hoped.

There were optimistic signs for the Reds as the half-hour mark passed, with Matip sending a free header from a corner wide and Virgil van Dijk had an effort diverted off target. After the game, the central defender said: "We did it all together". This is work in-depth.

And the Portuguese added: "The time where the manager was the highest point of the club and all-powerful I think is over. The other thing is when you are not able to do that". Both widemen have three goals this season, while Townsend has two assists and Zaha just the one.

Salah cushioned a strike past Julian Speroni just 56 seconds after the referee restarted the action and prompted a flurry of goals that ensured the match was in the balance until, literally, the final seconds.

"I'd prefer to speak about games, like now against Crystal Palace, than about the championship. I belong to top-level football and (that) is where I am going to be", Mourinho said. "Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick [Viera], Sol Campbell".

Klopp knows that already.

"During a rehearsal, Mourinho took exception to the suggestion that Antonio Conte, [Pep] Guardiola and Klopp be mentioned in the introduction as great managers in the Premier League". After scoring just one goal in three straight games in all competitions, the team gets three here and three points. This time Liverpool are understandably keen to be the ones staying a step ahead, and though there is a long way to go they are setting the pace with some room left for improvement. And we [Chelsea] were fantastic in the market.

The club are in the process of appointing a director of football, to help the link between the board and the management team. Peter Kenyon was an wonderful CEO to work with. I have no idea how we would have done that, to be honest.

"Sometimes we comment what we see but we don't know what is behind the scenes, and that influences what we see" Mourinho said.

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