Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist a final comment as he and Jurgen Klopp departed Anfield.
Roberto Firmino sealed a late victory for the Reds over Tottenham after Heung-Min Son had cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s deflected opener as Spurs’ Anfield woes continue.
Jose Mourinho: “I told Jurgen that the best team lost and he disagreed.” [amazon]
Mourinho: “A very unfair result.”
Jose Mourinho: “If I behave the same way as he [Jurgen Klopp] does on the touchline, I’m out.”
Jurgen Klopp on the result: “I think it is absolutely deserved. A really good game against a really good side. A counter attacking monster so you have to be really focused and concentrated.” [amazon]
Klopp on Curtis Jones: “Curtis, well he’s Curtis. He’s our boy. A top, top class player.
Klopp: “You have to keep them busy and play around them, and the boys did that. The game against Fulham and the game today is obviously different. We worked on the changes we needed for an opponent like Tottenham and it worked.”
Klopp: “We have to push ourselves. The situation is very difficult and Spurs are a very good opponent and that makes them extremely tough to break them down. They will be there until the end of the season, 100%.”
Klopp on Rhys Williams: “Oh my god! Outstanding, come on Rhys Williams. You can imagine what its like, playing against the modern day Alan Shearer. They actually avoided Rhys and played against Fabinho. Rhys was there for all the second balls.”
Klopp: “He has the right amount of confidence for a boy his age. He kept it simple, made the right challenges and was there for all of the tackles. Absolutely incredible game.”
Klopp on Mourinho’s comments post-game: “My English is worse than I thought! All I thought he told me was that the better team lost and nothing about my behaviour on the touchline!”