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Mourinho: ‘Best team in the world’ Liverpool ‘lucky’ to beat Spurs

Jose Mourinho reacts to Spurs Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on January 11, 2020. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur wasted a chance to take a point against Liverpool on Saturday, even without Harry Kane.

Spurs attackers Giovani Lo Celco and Heung-min Son missed prime chances to equalize in the second half of a 1-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the first match since Kane was ruled out for four months.

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“Sometimes you get more than you deserve, sometimes you get less,” said Mourinho, via Football.London. “This was an occasion when we got nothing when we deserved something. This is the best team in the world against a team in a difficult moment, with injuries, in a difficult part of the season. The boys were fantastic when we tried to change and create problems.”

Mourinho agrees that no one is going to catch Liverpool for the Premier League title, and claims credit for diagnosing that when he was still a pundit.

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Now the manager of Spurs, Mourinho admires the Reds but thinks they can count their Saturday blessings. From the BBC:

“I told you they would win the league when they beat Manchester City three or four months ago. They were lucky. They could have conceded a goal and got a red card for Robertson’s challenge.”

And he especially thinks would’ve been different with Kane.