Mourinho takes aim at Klopp for touchline antics in ferocious interview

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Jose Mourinho has taken aim at Jurgen Klopp over the Liverpool boss's behaviour on the touchline, after the Reds beat Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur side 2-1 at Anfield thanks to a late Roberto Firmino goal.

Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool the lead with a deflected shot before Son Heung-min brought the scores level with a clinical finish on the counter.

Steven Bergwijn and Harry Kane had some excellent chances to put Spurs ahead in the second-half but they were squandered and Firmino's late header saw Liverpool come away with all three points.

Immediately after the final whistle, Mourinho and Klopp were locked in a heated discussion and the Tottenham boss revealed what it was about in his post-match interview.

Speaking to Amazon Prime, Mourinho said: "I told him the best team lost. He disagreed. That's his opinion. By the way, if I behaved the way on the touchline like he does, I have no chance to stay there – and I'm out.

"That's animated? That's animated? Or do you want me to take the screen with the fourth official hands (referring to Pep Guardiola)?"

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When asked if he thought Klopp had overstepped the mark, Mourinho added: "For some reason I am different. And that's that."

He was then interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live and added: "Everything is fine between us. The referees let him behave the way he does. It's not my problem. I feel sad for it because I can not do it but it's just the way it is."

His comments were put to Klopp, who looked baffled when he was told that Mourinho was not happy with his behaviour on the touchline.

"My English is worse than I thought", he told Amazon Prime. "He's next to me – maybe you ask him? I thought he said to me the better team lost. Nothing about my behaviour on the touchline…"

Klopp was also quizzed about the post-match chat with Mourinho by BBC Match of the Day and the German added: "Nothing serious, he said it himself so I don't have to repeat it. No argument."

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