Jose Mourinho took a swipe at title rivals Liverpool on Tuesday because the Tottenham supervisor claimed the Premier League champions would not have an harm disaster. Jurgen Klopp’s aspect can 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 because of harm points.
But 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 think Alisson is not injured. Alexander-Arnold is not injured. Matip, I believe that he’s going to play. Fabinho is not injured. Robertson is not injured. Henderson is not injured. Wijnaldum is not injured. Salah is not injured, Firmino is not injured, Mane is not injured,” Mourinho instructed reporters on Tuesday.
“Van Dijk is injured and Van Dijk is a very good player of course. But give me a Liverpool list of injuries and compare that list with what is the best Liverpool team.
“I may give you an inventory of 10 accidents at Tottenham. We have two youngsters of the Under-16s with accidents, we’ve two others within the Under-21s and two within the Under-23s, we’ve Lamela and Tanganga. And here’s a listing of 10 gamers.
“But is Lloris injured? No. Alderweireld injured? No. Dier injured? No. Reguilon injured no? Harry Kane injured? No. Son injured? No. Lucas injured? No. So where are the injuries?
“Injuries are regular. James Milner is injured, Lamela is injured. You know. Every membership has accidents on occasion. Liverpool has a giant harm which is Van Dijk.”
– Results 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 purpose distinction and should keep away from defeat on Wednesday to retain pole place.
Klopp praised Mourinho on Tuesday for the work he has executed at Tottenham since changing Mauricio Pochettino final season.
The Liverpool boss stated Mourinho had turned Tottenham right into a “results machine”.
But Mourinho is adamant his aspect are nonetheless behind Liverpool of their improvement.
“Jurgen says that because if you look to our results this season, we lost one in the Premier League and we lost one in the Europa League so our results are very positive,” the Mourinho stated.
“But I think it’s too early, and the period of good results is about a few months and a results machine of course is much 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 received the 2 consecutive titles.
“We are a good team that works hard but I would say Liverpool is the result of if I’m not wrong 1,894 days of work with Jurgen — 1,894. If I’m wrong I’m wrong by a few days.
“We are the results of work of 390 days, however these 390 days are faux, as a result of most likely a number of lately weren’t even days of labor however days of quarantine, days of being at residence unable to work.
“So from almost 2,000 to 300. For us to be able to compete at the level we’re doing I can only give credit to the players and be very, very happy with what they’re doing.”
Tottenham are more likely to be with out Gareth Bale at Anfield because the Wales ahead is affected by an non-coronavirus associated sickness.
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