Liverpool take on Spurs tomorrow evening, with Jose Mourinho hoping to get one over on his old foes. The Portuguese manager has long had a rivalry with the Merseyside club, extending back to his early days as Chelsea boss.
He has taken huge pleasure in sticking it to Liverpool over the years, most notably in that famous Gerrard slip game at Anfield in 2014.
While his stance on the club may have softened somewhat in the past 12 months (considering the praise he has lavished on them), you suspect he would still love to end his opponent's current winning run.
Liverpool have dropped only two points so far this season, and with Spurs not in the greatest form at the minute, most expect them to keep that run going tomorrow. However, Mourinho has shown that the form book can often be thrown out for fixtures such as this one when he is involved.
During his press conference this afternoon, Jurgen Klopp was asked to compare his own playing days to Jose Mourinho's. The German admitted he didn't know all that much about that period of his counterpart's career, including the position he played.
He thought he played as a goalkeeper, but insisted somebody google it to see if he was correct. He wasn't and apologised to Mourinho.
Unintentionally brutal from Jurgen Klopp on Jose Mourinho 😬😂 pic.twitter.com/StUrPqa1RO
— Tottenham News (@Spurs_fl) January 10, 2020
Does anyone know what position Mourinho played? Don't blame me if you don't know it,” Klopp said.
Does anybody know? I think he was a goalkeeper...
I want to know now. Come on, Google it. We have time.
I have time!
Sorry, Jose (when he was wrong)! He did play in goal in that charity game, though, so…
Klopp spent the majority of his playing career with Mainz in the German second tier, moving straight into management with the club back in 2001.
Mourinho was less successful on the pitch, making only around 100 appearances in a seven-year career spent in Portugal's lower divisions. He definitely wasn't a goalkeeper, however...