Liverpool have ‘big, big advantage’ in title race, says Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is adamant that Liverpool are very much Premier League title contenders

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho is adamant that Liverpool are very much part of the Premier League title race.

The Blues moved seven points clear of second-placed Liverpool after a 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

They rest, they prepare, they recover, they prepare, they play, they have day off

Jose Mourinho

Arsenal and Manchester City have been widely tipped to push Chelsea in the season run-in but Mourinho has once again earmarked Liverpool as dangerous rivals.

“When we speak about Champions League and the title race we have to speak about Liverpool,” Mourinho said.

“Since the beginning of the season they have one match every week. They rest, they prepare, they recover, they prepare, they play, they have day off. This is a big, big, big advantage.”

Mourinho, whose side drew 1-1 with Galatasaray in the Champions League last-16 first-leg in Istanbul last month, also backed Arsenal and Manchester City to turn around their respective ties.

Mourinho added: “Can’t City win in Barcelona? Barcelona lost against Valladolid. And lost at home against Valencia. So, why can’t they win?

“Arsenal, at Bayern, can they win 2-0 and go to extra-time? Difficult. Probably the most difficult, but they can.”

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