Tottenham was defeated by Liverpool on Wednesday, 2-1, and lost precisely to the opponent the leadership of the English Championship. Shortly after the final whistle, coach José Mourinho exchanged a few words with Jürgen Klopp, and this chatter reverberated in the press. The Portuguese coach complained about his colleague’s behavior and the complacency of the referees.
“I told Klopp that the best team had lost, but he didn’t agree. It’s his opinion. If I had behaved like him on the field, I would have been sent off. Is this fun? For some reason, I’m treated differently” commented Mourinho to Amazon.
During the same interview, José Mourinho asked: “Can you imagine if I were to take the plaque out of the hands of the fourth referee?” It was a clear reference to Pep Guardiola, who did this during Manchester City’s draw with West Bromwich, without being punished. For the official channels of Tottenham, Mourinho charged the team for the chances wasted in the second half, which could have avoided the defeat in Anfield Road, or even secured a victory, that would keep the team in the leadership of the Premier League.