Jose Mourinho took a swipe at title rivals Liverpool on Tuesday because the Tottenham supervisor claimed the Premier League champions should not have an harm disaster. Jurgen Klopp’s aspect will likely be and not using a host of injured stars together with Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Diego Jota and Thiago Alcantara when leaders Tottenham face second positioned Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday. Xherdan Shaqiri, Kostas Tsimikas and James Milner are additionally sidelined for Liverpool, whereas Naby Keita and Joel Matip may miss out resulting from harm points.
However Mourinho insisted Liverpool’s strongest crew has not been affected as a result of Netherlands centre-back Van Dijk is their solely important absentee.
“I believe Alisson shouldn’t be injured. Alexander-Arnold shouldn’t be injured. Matip, I imagine that he’ll play. Fabinho shouldn’t be injured. Robertson shouldn’t be injured. Henderson shouldn’t be injured. Wijnaldum shouldn’t be injured. Salah shouldn’t be injured, Firmino shouldn’t be injured, Mane shouldn’t be injured,” Mourinho informed reporters on Tuesday.
“Van Dijk is injured and Van Dijk is an excellent participant in fact. However give me a Liverpool record of accidents and evaluate that record with what’s the greatest Liverpool crew.
“I may give you an inventory of 10 accidents at Tottenham. We’ve two youngsters of the Underneath-16s with accidents, now we have two others within the Underneath-21s and two within the Underneath-23s, now we have Lamela and Tanganga. And here’s a record of 10 gamers.
“However is Lloris injured? No. Alderweireld injured? No. Dier injured? No. Reguilon injured no? Harry Kane injured? No. Son injured? No. Lucas injured? No. So the place are the accidents?
“Accidents are regular. James Milner is injured, Lamela is injured. You recognize. Each membership has accidents once in a while. Liverpool has an enormous harm which is Van Dijk.”
– Outcomes machine –
Tottenham are unbeaten in 11 Premier Leagues video games since shedding to Everton on the opening weekend of the season.
Chasing a primary top-flight title since 1961, Tottenham sit above Liverpool on objective distinction and should keep away from defeat on Wednesday to retain pole place.
Klopp praised Mourinho on Tuesday for the work he has accomplished at Tottenham since changing Mauricio Pochettino final season.
The Liverpool boss mentioned Mourinho had turned Tottenham right into a “outcomes machine”.
However Mourinho is adamant his aspect are nonetheless behind Liverpool of their growth.
“Jurgen says that as a result of in the event you look to our outcomes this season, we misplaced one within the Premier League and we misplaced one within the Europa League so our outcomes are very optimistic,” the Mourinho mentioned.
“However I believe it is too early, and the interval of fine outcomes is about a couple of months and a outcomes machine in fact is far more than that.
“A end result machine is what Liverpool has been for the previous couple of years, a end result machine was what my Chelsea was within the interval we gained the 2 consecutive titles.
“We’re a very good crew that works laborious however I might say Liverpool is the results of if I am not unsuitable 1,894 days of labor with Jurgen — 1,894. If I am unsuitable I am unsuitable by a couple of days.
“We’re the results of work of 390 days, however these 390 days are faux, as a result of in all probability plenty of lately weren’t even days of labor however days of quarantine, days of being at residence unable to work.
“So from virtually 2,000 to 300. For us to have the ability to compete on the stage we’re doing I can solely give credit score to the gamers and be very, very proud of what they’re doing.”
Tottenham are prone to be with out Gareth Bale at Anfield because the Wales ahead is affected by an non-coronavirus associated sickness.
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