Jose Mourinho took a swipe at title rivals Liverpool on Tuesday because the Tottenham supervisor claimed the Premier League champions don’t have an damage 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 might miss out as a consequence of damage points.
However Mourinho insisted Liverpool’s strongest group has not been affected as a result of Netherlands centre-back Van Dijk is their solely important absentee.
“I believe Alisson will not be injured. Alexander-Arnold will not be injured. Matip, I consider that he’ll play. Fabinho will not be injured. Robertson will not be injured. Henderson will not be injured. Wijnaldum will not be injured. Salah will not be injured, Firmino will not be injured, Mane will not be injured,” Mourinho informed reporters on Tuesday.
“Van Dijk is injured and Van Dijk is an excellent participant after all. However give me a Liverpool checklist of accidents and evaluate that checklist with what’s the greatest Liverpool group.
“I can provide you an inventory of 10 accidents at Tottenham. Now we have two youngsters of the Below-16s with accidents, we’ve two others within the Below-21s and two within the Below-23s, we’ve Lamela and Tanganga. And here’s a checklist 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. . Each membership has accidents every now and then. Liverpool has an enormous damage 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 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 “outcomes machine”.
However Mourinho is adamant his aspect are nonetheless behind Liverpool of their growth.
“Jurgen says that as a result of in case 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 constructive,” the Mourinho stated.
“However I believe it is too early, and the interval of fine outcomes is about just a few months and a outcomes machine after all 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 superb group that works exhausting however I might say Liverpool is the results of if I am not improper 1,894 days of labor with Jurgen — 1,894. If I am improper I am improper by just a few days.
“We’re the results of work of 390 days, however these 390 days are faux, as a result of most likely a lot of today weren’t even days of labor however days of quarantine, days of being at dwelling unable to work.
“So from nearly 2,000 to 300. For us to have the ability to compete on the degree we’re doing I can solely give credit score to the gamers and be very, very pleased 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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