JOSE MOURINHO is on the blink of a sack after chelsea suffered a humiliating 3 – 1 home loss to Liverpool and Mourinho remains in his historic greatest crisis after he fell to his first ever Stamford Bridge loss to the Jurgen Klopp’s Boys, it was looking great for the blues when Ramires headed them into an early lead. But they sat back and allowed the Red to dominate to the rest of the first half of the game.
Phillippe Coutinho made them pay in the third minute of first half stoppage time – even though only two minutes of added time were announced. Coutinho scored the second goal at 74th minute his effort coming off John Terry , before substitute Christian Benteke grabbed the third for Jurgen Klopp’s first Premier League win.
Jose Mourinho has insisted that his job is not under threat after Chelsea went down to their sixth Premier League defeat of the season at home to Liverpool and their manager delivered one of his most bad-tempered post-match press conferences yet.
The club’s owner Roman Abramovich was not at Stamford Bridge to witness Liverpool come from behind to win at the Bridge, the view from inside the club is that, while results must improve, there is no move yet to sack their manager.
With Abramovich absent from Stamford Bridge there is always the chance that the Russian will take matters into his own hands although that was not Mourinho’s view of the situation. Asked afterwards whether he believed this was his last game in charge, he replied “No, I don’t.” Asked whether he would be given time to change the team’s fortunes he said: ““Yes, I think [so]”.
Mourinho berated the press post-match for what appeared to be the failure to criticise referee Mark Clattenburg for not sending off the Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva on 67 minutes for what the Chelsea manager believed was a second yellow card. He accused persons unknown of showing his players a “lack of respect” but refused to specify who when pressed on the point.
“You are all intelligent guys,” he said. “If you want to write it, you write it. If you don’t want, you don’t want. Next press conference I will bring you nice glasses. Maybe you’ll see the game in a better way. Or I’ll give you some 5% of personality so you can say what you see. [So] you are not afraid of it.
That tone was considerably more expansive than the one he adopted in a truculent post-match interview with BT Sport who broadcast the game live. The Chelsea manager answered to interviewer Des Kelly, “Nothing to say”, “No” or “Nothing” to eight separate questions that were put to him. He began his post-match press conference by saying he would like “to listen more than being questioned”.
The BT Sport pundit and former referee Howard Webb said that Clattenburg should have dismissed Lucas for two yellow cards and also that Diego Costa should have gone for a straight red for a kick at his old enemy Martin Skrtel while both were grounded. When that was put to Mourinho, who currently has a suspended stadium ban hanging over him for media comments, he replied “Howard Webb says … Howard Webb says.”
Mourinho faces Dynamo Kiev at home in the Champions League on Wednesday and returns to the Britannia Stadium next Saturday to play Stoke City. Jurgen Klopp, winning his first Premier League game as Liverpool manager, compared Mourinho’s situation to his own at Borussia Dortmund last season. “I feel for him but it’s normal [in work]. It can change and they will change it.”