Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has praised Liverpool for sticking with Jurgen Klopp and has congratulated the Reds for sealing the Premier League title.
Liverpool have been crowned the champions of England after Manchester City’s loss against Chelsea last week. The Reds have sealed the Premier League title with seven games left to play. Mourinho congratulated the Reds on their achievement and has also sent a message to Liverpool fans after the club’s title win.
“Well I think first of all congratulations, it’s obvious, to everyone connected with Liverpool football club, not just the coaches, the players, but everybody at the club and every fan around the world,” said Mourinho in his pre-match press conference. “Many congratulations, it’s time for them to enjoy after so long. So really, really, honestly, many, many congratulations and of course the numbers don’t let you lie. Of course they deserve it.
“For a long, long time, since I was trying to be a pundit, that I told already in November I think that they were going to be champions.”
Mourinho also praised the club’s management for sticking with Jurgen Klopp for the past few seasons despite not getting favourable results.
“I think what they did is what you have to do, which is when you trust a manager you trust. It doesn’t matter how you do in your first season, doesn’t matter how you do in your second season, you keep working because you believe in him. So you keep working together.
“So if the results in the first season are not good, you improve. If the results in the second season are not good, you keep improving. And you go to the third season, and the fourth.
“And of course when the manager is good, and when the structure behind is good, and when they manage to do a collective work like they did, the results arrive.
“So I think it’s a great example for people that think in football everything is done in one week, in one month, or in one year. So I double my compliments to them exactly because of the profile, and the way that they accepted that it was a project. Well done.”
Liverpool faces Manchester City tonight in an exciting top two clash. Liverpool will receive a guard of honour from Manchester City, which was confirmed by Guardiola earlier this week. Klopp’s side will be looking forward to winning as many points as they can to better City’s 10 points a season record.