Mourinho: Tottenham deserved more from Liverpool defeat

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho sinks to his knees on the touchline against Liverpool. Pictu

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho sinks to his knees on the touchline against Liverpool. Picture: PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho believes his side deserved to take a point from their 1-0 defeat to Liverpool.

The Reds roared a massive 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League table thanks to Roberto Firmino's first half-strike, extending their unbeaten record to 38 league games.

But Mourinho insists his side should have taken something from the narrow loss.

"I think we deserved a point," said boss Jose Mourinho. "That's why I have a good feeling from the boys.

"We're talking about one of the best teams in the world at the maximum of their potential. We are a team with the difficulties you know. I think we deserved more."

Reds full-back Andy Robertson was perhaps fortunate to stay on the pitch after catching Spurs debutant Japhet Tanganga with a high tackle.

And Mourinho was quick to point out it was a far worse offence than the one which saw Heung-Min Son sent off against Chelsea recently.

Most Read

He also felt hard done by that Firmino's goal seemed to come from a throw-in which should have been awarded to the home team.

"It was our throw-in from their goal," he said.

"From that they score a goal. But I am a player's coach, though, not a referees' coach, so I have to be a little upset with them, because yesterday we spent a lot of time working on defensive throw-ins."

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter