Jurgen Klopp defends Jose Mourinho after Man United sacking

Liverpool loss the final straw for Jose Mourinho

Manchester United took on Liverpool this past Sunday in a game that would put the final nail in Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United coffin.

Man United would lose the game 3-1 thanks to a Sadio Mane goal and a Brace from super sub, Xherdan Shaqiri.

After the weekends defeat to Liverpool, Man United were sat in 6th place in the Premier League.

They are already a staggering 11 points off a Champions League place and an astonishing 19 points away from league leaders, Liverpool.

United also have the worst defence of the current top 15 Premier League sides, letting in 29 goals in 17 games.

This was one more goal than United conceded in the whole of last season’s Premier League campaign.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 16: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United at Anfield on December 16, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Klopp on Mourinho being sacked

As a result, Manchester United have, on Tuesday morning, announced that Jose Mourinho has departed the club:

“Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect. The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future. A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season.”

After his side beat Mourinho in what would turn out to be his final game as United boss, Jurgen Klopp has had his say on Mourinho being sacked:

“He’s a very competitive, ambitious guy. Unbelievably successful. I can imagine the last few months were not a joy for him. Nobody can take away all the things he won.”

Man United are now planning to appoint a caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season before appointing a permanent boss in the summer.

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