Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has stated that he is not jealous of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
The Reds are currently 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand.
Mourinho’s Spurs are currently eighth in the Premier League, which highlights the gulf in class between the two sides.
However, Mourinho has stated that he is not jealous of the squad that Klopp has assembled at Anfield in comparison to the one he has inherited from former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino back in November 2019.
Mourinho also said the same about Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Mourinho told the media: “Come on, it is what it is. We cannot have a squad like some other teams. It’s not us. I was watching Man City [against Aston Villa] and I looked to the bench – [Raheem] Sterling, Bernardo Silva, [Ilkay] Gundogan, [Nicolas] Otamendi. You know?
“Liverpool, you see the team, you see the bench. And they have injured [Joel] Matip, [Dejan] Lovren, [Naby] Keita, Fabinho.
“I’m not jealous, I have an amazing job, but they are different jobs. This is a different club.”
These comments should come as no surprise to anyone. Mourinho is not going to slate the squad he has just inherited. He is obviously looking to get the best out of his team until he can reset come the summer.
However, internally, he would prefer to have Klopp’s squad at his disposal. The players representing Liverpool have turned the club into a force to be reckoned with.
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