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If I behave like Klopp, I’ve no chance, I’m out in a minute – Mourinho hits out at Liverpool boss

Jose Mourinho has slammed the touchline antics of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after his Spurs side suffered a

11:14pm on Wednesday 16th December 2020
Robin Bairner

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says that if he behaved the same way as Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp, he could expect far harsher treatment.

The Spurs boss was referring to an incident at the end of the first half of his side’s 2-1 Anfield defeat on Wednesday, which saw the German approach the fourth official.

Mourinho believes that if he acted in the same manner, he could have expected far harsher retribution.

“If I behaved the same way he does on the touchline, I’ve no chance. I’m out in a minute,” he told Amazon Prime.

Pressed on what reason he had for believing that, he said: “Do you want me to take the board with the time out of the fourth official’s hands and see what happens to me?

“I’m saying that for some reason, I’m different. That’s all I’m saying.”

The pair exchanged words after the fixture, with Roberto Firmino won for the Reds at the death.

“I told him the best team lost,” Mourinho said. “He disagreed, but that’s his opinion.

“We were so close to winning, not so close to a draw. We had the chances. We had the game under control. A draw would be a bad result in relation to the performance, so you can imagine how we fell with a defeat.

“It was a very good performance. Of course there were things to improve, but it was a very, very unfair result.

“We played the champions in their stadium and we deserved to win. The team was brilliant.”

Mourinho now expects his players to bounce back on Sunday, when they play host to Leicester.

“I expect this Spurs team to try to win the next match, and to try to do that in every match we play,” he said.

“This is a new team, with a different way of playing, a different way of playing. The result is awful, but the way the team.”

Despite defeat, the London club are second in the Premier League, three points behind the Reds.

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