Mourinho mocks Klopp after Manchester United semi-final winPublished January 27, 2017
Jose Mourinho has made a dig at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after sealing Manchester United’s place in the EFL Cup final with a 3-2 aggregate win over Hull City.
The Red Devils reached Wembley despite a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the KCOM Stadium on Thursday evening, with goals from Tom Huddlestone and Oumar Niasse either side of a Paul Pogba strike not enough to send the hosts through overall.
And in his pre-match press conference, the Portuguese mocked his opposite number at Liverpool by imitating a response given by the German- Klopp had blamed the wind at Anfield as a contributing factor to his side’s exit- following the Reds’ 1-0 defeat against Southampton on Wednesday.
Klopp said: “I’m disappointed, there’s big disappointment. It was difficult. The wind was really strange, it was difficult to handle.
“I said a few times when I came here about the wind and everybody was laughing, but today was really difficult, really difficult to play football with this wind.”
Such excuses clearly humoured the Portuguese, who imitated Klopp in his own interview the following day.
When asked if his side were favourites to lift the cup against Southampton next month, he responded: “Wembley will be windy, so we may struggle.”