Jose Mourinho believes 3rd Champions League final defeat will dent Klopp's confidence

Jose Mourinho believes 3rd Champions League final defeat will dent Klopp's confidence

- Jose Mourinho says Jurgen Klopp cannot afford to lose third Champions League final

- The German tactician led his Red armies to the final of this season'e edition after losing to Bayern in 2013 while at Dortmund and Real Madrid in last year's final

- Klopp will be hoping to win his first title for his Premier League side next month after four seasons at the club

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes Jurgen Klopp losing third Champions League title will be devastating.

The German born tactician qualified for his first ever UCL final during the 2012-13 season, but his Borussia Dortmund armies were beaten by Bayern Munich of the edition.

Five seasons after, the 51-year-old lost once again as Liverpool failed to lift the title after suffering a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev in May 2018.

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However, the former Real Madrid and Chelsea handler insisted that third loss might dent the confidence of the manager, who is yet to win silverware for the Reds in over four years.

The Reds were on the brink of winning their first ever Premier League title (since its name was changed) but Manchester City beat them to the prize with just one point at the end of the season.

"If Jurgen wins it's an incredible achievement for him," Mourinho told Sky Sports News, in his first UK broadcast interview since he was sacked by Manchester United.

"If Jurgen doesn't win, you know....to lose three Champions League finals...phew...that has to be really, really hard.

Mourinho further stated that he believes Klopp is only thinking on winning and not bottling the title for the third time he is appearing at the big stage.

"But he is a very positive guy, I'm sure he's just thinking about winning.

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"Being a manager, and understanding what it means for a manager to play a Champions League final, there is always a negative side of it and the negative side is that one team will lose and one manager will lose."

The three time Premier League winner also said: "Spurs are not winning titles and to win the first one would be fantastic and could lead to other domestic trophies because the Champions League is the biggest one of all. Finals are not to play, finals are to win."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian star Alex Iwobi has backed Liverpool to win this season's Champions League title.

The Reds battle Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the competition on June 1, in Madrid and the Super Eagles attacker wants fellow north London rivals to lose.

This will be the second straight UCL final for the Merseyside having lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev last year May.

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