Mourinho: Liverpool are ‘the lucky ones’

Jose Mourinho has described Liverpool as ‘the lucky ones’ as his Manchester United side look to stop their greatest rivals’ march towards their first ever Premier League title.

Liverpool went into this round of Premier League matches at the top of the pile, having taken advantage of Man City‘s slip up against Chelsea last weekend.

City regained their top spot on Saturday afternoon, securing a 3-1 win over Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton at the Etihad, but will be deposed from top spot once more if Jurgen Klopp can steer his side to get the better of Manchester United during the 4pm kick-off at Anfield.

Speaking ahead of the game, United boss Jose Mourinho – who once famously declared himself as the special one – described Liverpool as ‘the lucky ones’ following their recent last-gasp victory against Everton in the Merseyside derby as well as their narrow Champions League win over Napoli.

“Of course, they are very confident about themselves,” Mourinho said at his pre-match press conference.

“They are top of the league, they have this feeling of – I know that feeling well – the feeling of the lucky ones where everything goes in your direction.

“They know how they beat Everton, they know that the last match, the opening goal was offside, and they know that against Napoli in the last seconds they could be out.

“They have this feeling that I also had when my teams were top of the league and it looks like everything goes in your direction.”

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