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.”
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.
28 years, 8 months, 28 days.
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) December 14, 2018
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.