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“It is their problem”, Mourinho thrashes Liverpool after stalemate

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Anirban Sarkar
Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.

Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at Liverpool after The Reds drew 0-0 against Manchester United at The Anfield.

Liverpool were clearly the better team but Jose Mourinho managed to ‘park the bus’ to prevent them from scoring. Mourinho fielded a starting lineup including Ashley Young, who started his first Premier League game of the season and Marouane Fellaini with Zlatan Ibrahimovic playing as the lone striker upfront.

Mourinho claimed that Liverpool were more defensive than United when the two sides met. The Red Devils had only 35 percent of ball Possession and the gaffer thinks that despite playing Emre Can and Jordan Henderson Liverpool should have been more attacking.

The Portuguese said, “Last season United won here. Liverpool had 14 shots on target and United had one. They played [Emre] Can and [Jordan] Henderson for some reason and they did that for 90 minutes, so they normally project more players in attack.”

“How many shots on target did Liverpool have on target today? Two.”

“Two shots on target with 65 percent of possession. You have to be critical of Liverpool. It is their problem, not our problem.” The 53-year-old further added.

David De Gea once again gave a top class performance as he made two top-class saves from Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can to avert the danger. Mourinho hailed his team’s performance,”I think it was a good performance. It was a difficult match for us and for them and I think we controlled the game tactically and emotionally and it is not easy to do both things here.”

 

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