Jamie Redknapp: Jurgen Klopp as guilty as Jose Mourinho for Anfield performance

by Marwan Harraz

Former Liverpool player Jamie Redknapp has defended Jose Mourinho after Liverpool and Manchester United’s stalemate last weekend.

The Red Devils played counter-attacking football at Anfield, leaving many to point a finger at Mourinho for the dull display.

However, Redknapp, now working as a pundit, has claimed that the Reds manager is just as guilty for the snooze-fest.

Klopp and his men desperately needed a win having been in the Europa League spots before the match began.

Despite that, the German manager never fully took a risk to win the game but it was Jose who got the brunt of the criticism for the poor showing.

Jamie wrote in the Daily Mail: “Mourinho is not bothered by the spectacle. Staying unbeaten was the only thing on his agenda. You have to ask questions of Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, not Mourinho.

“I was up to Liverpool to unlock the door but they could not deliver. With 10 minutes to go, United looked there for the taking but Klopp took off Mo Salah and Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool’s two most dangerous players on Saturday.

“I do not blame Mourinho for the dull display. By the end, Klopp was as guilty in settling for a draw.”

The result left both teams in rather similar positions in the league table so some have claimed that Mourinho’s result justified the means.

Anfield has long been a tough ground for many clubs to come to let alone a rival and so it appeared that the Portuguese tactician was happy with a single point.

Three points would’ve meant that United would still be level with Manchester City at the top of the table and while the result wasn’t ideal, the Red Devils are still within touching distance.

The gap between the two clubs can also be closed later on when Jose takes on City in December, in a much more crucial time in the season.

Some fans have stated that they would’ve been more open to the result had their beloved club tried to come out for a win a little more than they did.

The first half of the match could’ve gone either way for United or Liverpool but in the second half it was all about Liverpool as Mourinho shut down shop.

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