Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has responded to a fresh dig from long-time rival Jose Mourinho after the Manchester United boss mocked the German not winning anything outside of his home country.
Despite being one of the most highly rated coaches in the game right now, Klopp is indeed yet to win silverware with his current club Liverpool.
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The 51-year-old was a big success at previous club Borussia Dortmund, winning two Bundesliga titles and reaching a Champions League final, which he also achieved with LFC last season, despite it ending with the same result – another defeat.
The Daily Mirror quote Mourinho as bringing up this fact in his press conference yesterday, but Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce has quoted the Reds boss as giving a dignified response to the dig.
Instead of being drawn into a debate, Klopp simply acknowledged that it’s true – perhaps not feeling much need to talk himself up like Mourinho does when it’s fairly obvious to most neutrals that he’s done a fine job at Anfield.
Klopp on Mourinho: "I don't watch Jose Mourinho press conferences, should I? When he said I haven't won anything outside of Germany he's right. That's easy to see."
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) September 1, 2018
While Mourinho has won three trophies in a shorter time period at United, many can also see he’s struggled to truly take the team forward to compete for major honours, whereas Liverpool were close to winning the Champions League last season and look serious Premier League title contenders this year.