Jurgen Klopp comes to the defence of Man United boss Jose Mourinho

Mourinho and Klopp

Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan of Jose Mourinho.

The Manchester United manager might be under the cosh at the minute, and coming in for stick, but Klopp respects him.

The Liverpool manager said that Mourinho has never lacked ambition. Considering Mourinho is known for parking the bus, that’s high praise from Klopp.

He also noted that Mourinho is the most successful manager in the world.

That will make waves, certainly with title rivals Manchester City, who of course have manager Pep Guardiola.

Sky Sports report he said: “I don’t think that Jose Mourinho ever has a lack of ambition, ever.

“He just makes what he thinks is right in the moment – that makes him the most successful manager in the world.”

BELGRADE, SERBIA – NOVEMBER 06: Manager Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool looks on prior to the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Red Star Belgrade and Liverpool at Rajko Mitic Stadium on November 06, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Rivals on the touchline

Klopp might have respect for Mourinho, but should Liverpool overcome another title hurdle this weekend, he will certainly celebrate.

The Liverpool boss is becoming as known for his celebrations as Jose Mourinho.

Klopp’s reaction to the Divock Origi 96th minute winner against Everton was certainly something.

Much like Mourinho running down the touchline at Old Trafford, celebrations like that can make managers famous.

United will want to beat Liverpool.

Three points would go a long way in getting their fans on side.

Of course, it’s far from ideal to beat Liverpool and then hand the top of the table position to Manchester City.

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