Jose Mourinho made it clear that he did not think injuries would undermine Liverpool when they host Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday as they sought to pressure holders in the Premier League.
The Tottenham manager highlighted how Jürgen Klopp was in charge Liverpool Since October 2015, while he only took over North London duties in November of last year in other words, Klopp has had time to build and shape. Liverpool Just as he wanted, and expectations should be adjusted accordingly.
Mourinho had targeted Klopp because of injuries, and questioned the perception that Liverpool was in an injury crisis. Club Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have lost due to long-standing problems and another recognized big middle person, Joel Matip, he’s forced to leave In Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Fulham. Matip faces a fitness test.
Liverpool ruled out other players, including James Milner, Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota, but Mourinho indicated that the situation is the absence of only one player from the first choice in Van Dijk.
Mourinho said: “Alexander Arnold is not injured.” “Matip … I think he will play. Fabinho is not injured. Robertson is not injured. Henderson is not injured. Wijnaldum is not injured. Salah is not injured. Firmino is not injured. Manny is not injured. Van Dyck is being The injured and Van Dyck is a very good player of course. But give me the list of Liverpool injuries and compare that list of injuries with the best Liverpool team and then … ”
Mourinho reported that Javitt Tanganga injured his shoulder in front of Antwerp last Thursday and will be out for a few weeks and Eric Lamela (his foot) is still unavailable. Gareth Bale (disease) questionable. He added that the club suffered additional injuries among the youth.
“But is Lloris injured? No,” Mourinho continued. “Alderweireld injured? No. Deer injured? No. Reguilon injured? No. Harry Kane injured? No. Son injured? No. Lucas injured? No. Where are the injuries?” [in terms of regular starters]? It is normal to have injuries. James Milner is injured. Lamella was injured. Every club suffers injuries every now and then. Liverpool suffers from a major injury and it is Van Dijk. “
Mourinho refuses to say Tottenham is in the title race despite his impressive start, which saw only one loss in the league – in their opening weekend against Everton. It is much better to focus on teams like Liverpool, he noted, who have built their reputation over a longer period of time.
Mourinho said: “Our period of good results is about a few months and the results machine is, of course, much more.” “The results machine is what Liverpool have been like over the past two years, what Chelsea have been in the period in which we won two consecutive titles.
“We are a good team that works hard but Liverpool is the result, if I’m not mistaken, 1894 days working with Jürgen. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong for a few days. And we worked 390 days. But these 390 days are fake because a lot of these days weren’t even Working days – They were quarantine days, when you couldn’t work at home.So roughly 2,000 to 300, so that we could compete at the level we’re doing, I could just give credit to the players and be very happy with what they’re doing.
“We do not have to make any statement [at Anfield]. We just want to play and win. And if we don’t win it and the responsibility for that is Liverpool’s then big responsibility. Thursday morning we will be here and on Sunday we will play again [against Leicester] To win again. It’s not a statement, it’s just a match. But I am not hiding that we are going there and our goal is to win. “
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