Jose Mourinho issues Liverpool FC challenge after Champions League win
Jose Mourinho challenges Liverpool FC to reach a third successive Champions League final next season
Jose Mourinho has challenged Liverpool FC to reach a third successive Champions League final next season.
The Reds lifted the Champions League trophy on Saturday night thanks to their 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.
Goals from Mohamed Salah and substitute Divock Origi wrapped up the victory for Jurgen Klopp’s men as they successfully bounced back from the disappointment of losing last year’s final to Real Madrid.
The triumph marked the first trophy for Liverpool FC since Klopp’s appointment at Anfield back in October 2015, and Reds fans will now be hoping that they can challenge for more major honours in the coming seasons.
Liverpool FC will be aiming to try and defend their Champions League trophy next season, and Mourinho does not feel that it would be too difficult for the Reds to reach a third straight final.
Speaking in an interview with beIN Sports, as quoted by Metro, Mourinho said: “Real Madrid did three in a row, why can’t Liverpool do three finals in a row?
“Why not Liverpool with this good team, with this good spirit, with this good empathy, the club the manager, the fans, you can feel that empathy, why not a third?
“But even before your question I was writing the teams that want to win the Champions League.
“Juventus, Bayern, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool.
“Chelsea… difficult because they don’t have the possibility to be in the market.
“But you have seven or eight teams who want to win the Champions League. Inter, they have a good team, they have a new project, they have lots of money to invest, but let’s give it more time, maybe a second year.”
Liverpool FC will now be looking to go one step further in the Premier League than they did this season, after they finished in second place and a point behind champions Manchester City this term.
The Reds have never won the top-flight crown in the Premier League era.
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