Liverpool can’t be judged just on trophies - Klopp responds to Mourinho

Sunday, 16 Dec, 2018

Will Klopp get his hands on a trophy this season?

The players given a chance by Mourinho in Valencia, including Paul Pogba, did not make convincing cases to be included but, despite his selection problems and the respective form of the two teams, Mourinho insisted he would be going to Anfield targeting the three points.

That particular test was passed, but the Reds have another huge clash to focus on against rivals Manchester United.

"I will not be surprised if City meet Liverpool in the final of the Champions League. If we don't have the obvious option any more then we need to be creative".

Sometimes the king has fallen so far that the best he can do is to become the kingmaker. One win in their last five Premier League games certainly does underline the malaise United are in, and a game against heated rivals Liverpool is yet another ideal opportunity for Mourinho to frustrate Klopp with his defensive lead tactics.

Jose Mourinho does not believe this is the best Liverpool team he has faced despite the Reds having made a superb start to the Premier League season.

"It's always a good feeling to see the ball hit the back of the net but, in the last game (against Fulham), I was happy anyway (with the performance)", he said on United's official website.

Gomez, who can play at centre-back or right-back, suffered a fracture to his leg during Liverpool's win over Burnley at Turf Moor, while Matip injured his collarbone against Napoli. We're still an exciting team to watch, we want to be at a high intensity level. We haven't won a lot but we will try to change that.

The Portuguese boss certainly seems a much different figure that entered the English game in 2004.

"Clyne is a very experienced player", Klopp said.

Mane missed three clear cut chances in their final group-stage fixture to fail to double the home side's lead after Mohamed Salah broke the deadlock in the first half.

The interviewer Tubes asked: "Is this the best Liverpool team that you think you'll be facing because they are playing so well, do you think this is the best team you will face, Liverpool?"

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It is almost £100m more than United invested in their squad before the start of this season after spending close to £70m on Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.

"Of course I´m aware of the criticism but when we make the analysis and switch off the sound, it´s all quality", said the German.