Jurgen Klopp has praised Jose Mourinho for his ‘comeback’ at Tottenham after turning the north London side into a ‘results machine’.
Mourinho has enjoyed a superb start to his first full season in charge of Spurs, leading the club to the top of the Premier League ahead of tomorrow evening’s meeting with champions Liverpool at Anfield.
The 57-year-old had seen his reputation dented following ignominious exits from both Chelsea and Manchester United, though the two-time Champions League winner has galvanised a Spurs side with ambitions of ending a 12-year wait for major silverware this season.
Liverpool will face the league leaders tomorrow in a huge clash between the division’s top two, with the Reds currently trailing Spurs on goal difference ahead of their hugely anticipated meeting on Merseyside.
Klopp has been impressed by the work Mourinho has done since taking charge of Spurs a little over a year ago, praising his counterpart for turning his side into a ‘results machine’ this season.
“He has showed some comeback skills, it is very impressive what he has done at Tottenham,” said Klopp at his pre-match press conference.
“The way they have played this year is really good. He has turned them into a results machine.
”They get good results with good performances, but if they are not on their top they still win, they defend collectively, so very impressive.”
Liverpool will assess the fitness of Joel Matip ahead of the clash after the defender added to their mounting injury problems, being withdrawn at half-time during the 1-1 draw with Fulham after sustaining a back problem.
Matip’s injury adds a further headache to an already depleted defensive contingent, with Nathaniel Phillips in contention to partner makeshift centre-back Fabinho should the Cameroonian fail to prove his fitness.