Manchester United enjoyed their trip to Russia slightly more than we did this week.
Jose Mourinho’s men finished their chances and defeated CSKA Moscow 4-1, while we were nowhere near clinical enough and drew 1-1 wit their city rivals Spartak.
But instead of indulge in his own side after the game, the Portuguese boss used his post-match interview to state Liverpool
“We had a couple of good chances but I think it’s normal and we have a game on Saturday – Liverpool are luckier than us,” Mourinho said after the game, reported in the Metro.
“They play Tuesday and Sunday, we have to play Wednesday and Saturday at three o’clock, so I think normal a little bit of relaxation.”
If there’s one side who isn’t ‘lucky’ in terms of the fixture schedule, it’s Liverpool…
Last Christmas, we got absolutely stitched and it culminated in a miserable run of form that saw us ruin our season in January.
Of course, it’s just standard Mourinho mind-games.
Liverpool have enough issues of our own right now to worry about the windup merchant’s statement.
At the weekend, we need our defence and attack to unite for the first time in a while, in order to pick up the three points against Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle side.
One win in six needs to be rectified, or it’ll be a long, long international break.