Jose Mourinho: Liverpool in a similar situation to Chelsea

Jose Mourinho claims that Liverpool are in a "similar situation" to Chelsea in the Premier League this season

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho Photo: Puma

Jose Mourinho believes that Liverpool are in a “similar situation” to Chelsea in the Premier League this season.

The Reds underlined their status as one of the front-runners to secure a top-four finish this season by thrashing league leaders Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield on Saturday.

They also have a very young team to develop [and] their manager is very good

Jose Mourinho

And Mourinho believes that there are a number of similarities between the Reds’ situation and that of his Chelsea side, who moved a point clear at the top of the Premier League thanks to their 3-0 win over Newcastle United at the weekend.

“I think they in a similar situation as we are,” Mourinho said ahead of Chelsea’s trip to West Bromwich on Tuesday night.

“They didn’t start the season by being the top favourites. They are a team with some similarities with us in the fact that they have a couple of very experienced players like Stevie G [Steven Gerrard] and some of the central defenders.

“But they also have a very young team to develop, their manager is very good and the fact that they don’t play in the Champions League I think is very important for them.

“When Champions League comes it’s a big thing for the other teams, and Liverpool only play one match a week.

“That makes a real difference when it comes to the end of the season – March, April, the beginning of may – this can play a big role.”

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