Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Jurgen Klopp ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur tonight.
The Reds head into tonight's clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium looking to get their season back on track after a string of disappointing results.
After last Thursday’s league defeat to Burnley at Anfield, the Reds exited the FA Cup at the weekend after being beaten by Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Klopp’s side have now won only one of their last seven games in all competitions, and currently sit seven points behind leaders Manchester City.
But speaking on the eve of the clash, Mourinho opted to complain that other managers, like Klopp, aren’t punished like him for their behaviour on the touchline.
Klopp recently clashed with Burnley boss Sean Dyche in the Anfield tunnel and Mourinho believes the Liverpool boss is not moderated in the same way as he is.
He said: "In my case, I felt an evolution. I felt an evolution on the emotional control.
"I felt an evolution in that the calmer I am the better I can read the game. And I'm even happy that my assistants, they look to the touchline sometimes for communication and I stay in a privileged position.
"And I felt that I had to change my behaviour, which I'm really really happy with. That's my personal case. I cannot speak for other guys.
"What I can say, is when I didn't behave well I paid the price. And I paid the price in two ways: one was to see matches on TV in the dressing room and another price was big-money fines and I feel that, for some of the other guys, it doesn't happen the same.
"It doesn't happen the same with them. But, if the referee and the fourth official are there to do that job, I just hope they do that job and act the way they have to act."
And despite Liverpool’s poor run of form, and the amount of injuries they currently have, Mourinho still believes the Reds are an 'amazing' side.
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"For me, Liverpool is an amazing team and they can still win the Premier League," he said.
"The team is the same or better. The coach is the same or better. Because as a coach, it's a job where experience helps you to be better. Because, for me, a coach with one more year is better than previously.
"They got some very good players. They lost a fundamental player, we can say what we want, we can try to hide things, but some players are special and they are impossible to replace so even sometimes the defensive process has a relation with losing an attacking player.
"The attacking process also is related to a defensive player that you have lost. It can look like a contradiction but is not a contradiction. But it is not a contradiction.
"A team very stable defensively is a team with much better conditions to attack and vice versa. They lost (Virgil) Van Dijk. It's very, very important for them.
"If they had one or two results, not the best results, they didn't score as many goals as normal then it's normal they went into a little phase of a little bit of less confidence, a little bit of less results but, for me, they are the same. For me, nothing changes in the way I look to Liverpool."