Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: I would like Liverpool to win title

Jose Mourinho admits he would like Liverpool to win the league if Chelsea fail to claim the top-flight crown

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho Photo: Puma

Jose Mourinho has revealed that he would like Liverpool to win the Premier League title if Chelsea fail to claim the top-flight crown.

The Reds are currently in fourth place and four points behind Mourinho’s Blues side following a dramatic 3-2 victory over Fulham last week.

If we don’t win it I would prefer Brendan to win it because he is my friend

Jose Mourinho

And the 51-year-old reckons Brendan Rodgers’ men have a big advantage in not playing European football in the Premier League title race.

“I am sure it is a four-horse race now. They [Liverpool] have a big advantage because they don’t play in the Champions League,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

“If Brendan has a chihuahua it is one that trains a lot and rests a lot. The other dogs, they don’t train a lot because they play a lot and they don’t rest because they play every three days.”

“And when the Premier League goes to the crucial point, we all will have to play Champions League at the same time.

“To play, for example, like we are going to do in Istanbul against Galatasaray on the Wednesday, Fulham on the Saturday.”

“Brendan’s chihuahua doesn’t do that. During the week it sleeps, eats and trains a little bit. So I have to say his chihuahua is a privileged one. Next
season he will see what it is like to play in two, three, four competitions. This season he has this privilege which gives him a big advantage.

“If we don’t win it I would prefer Brendan to win it because he is my friend. When I play against my friend I want to win and he wants to win. But if I don’t win, I would like Brendan to do it.”

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