- Jose Mourinho believes Liverpool are playing mid games with their injury claims
- The Reds welcome Tottenham to Anfield for their crunch Premier League encounter
- A win for either team will determine the team that will stay atop of the log
Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool battle for the Premier League top spot at Anfield on Wednesday, December 16.
Both sides are currently joint league leaders with 25 points each after 12 rounds of matches and they will be hoping to claim maximum points to maintain their superiority on the table.
While Jurgen Klopp's side has been ridden with a series of injuries, Jose Mourinho believes that is just a mind game saying he has more injured players than the Reds.
Joel Matip is a major doubt for the crunch clash but the trio of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Diogo Jota will not be a part of the game according to Daily Mail. Mourinho said:
"I think Alisson is not injured. Alexander-Arnold is not injured. Matip, I believe that he's going to play. Fabinho is not injured.
"Roberton is not injured. Henderson is not injured. Wijnaldum is not injured. Salah is not injured, Firmino is not injured, Mane is not injured.
"Van Dijk is injured and Van Dijk is a very good player of course but give me Liverpool list of injuries and compared that list with what is the best Liverpool team. I can give you a list of ten injuries at Tottenham.
"We have two kids of the Under-16s with injuries, we have two others in the Under-21s and two in the Under-23s, we have Lamela and Tanganga. And here is a list of ten players.
"But is Lloris injured? No. Alderweireld injured? No. Dier injured? No. Reguilon injured no? Harry Kane injured? No. Son injured? No. Lucas injured? No.
"So where are the injuries? Injuries are normal. James Milner is injured, Lamela is injured. You know. Every club has injuries now and again. Liverpool has a big injury which is Van Dijk."
And in a classic piece of Mourinho kidology, he compared the amount of time Klopp has had to mould his successful Liverpool team and compared it to his time at the Tottenham helm.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Jose Mourinho was bundled out of Chelsea's training ground after learning he had been relieved of his duties by the club.
The Portuguese returned to Stamford Bridge in 2013 after leaving Real Madrid and one year later, he won the Premier League title for them.
However, seven months down the lane, he was unable to replicate his own success from the previous season, hence, his sack in December 2015.
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