Mourinho takes dig at Klopp over 'poor' tactics in Champions League final
Jose Mourinho has taken a sly dig at Liverpool manager for his defensive approach in the 2-0 win in the Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on Saturday night.
Klopp's men got the better of Spurs at the Wanda Metropolitano in a drab final that has been labeled 'worst final match ever' by many fans.
Mourinho, however, believes it could have been totally different if Liverpool could have gone all out to attack.
"I personally believe it was a very, very average Liverpool. I think the three midfield players of Liverpool, if we’re going to see a wave of their positioning, they played on a straight line in front of the back four," he said while speaking to beIN Sports.
"You don’t remember Henderson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Milner to be close to the three attacking players to have one arrival in the box. Nothing," he added.
Mohammed Salah's goal from the spot in the first minute and an 88th-minute Divock Origi goal were enough to give the Reds their sixth European title, and end Spurs' hopes of a major title in years.
Despite controlling a bigger chunk of the match, Spurs could not find a way past a Liverpool defense led by Virgil Van Dijk, and whenever they did, Allison Becker stood firm in goal as he made several saves to deny Son, Delle Alli, and Lucas Moura.