Why Manchester United beat Liverpool (and why Mourinho beats Klopp)
Here are some reasons why Jose Mourinho has been more successful than Klopp, including the recent Manchester United win over Liverpool:
- Mourinho is a master strategist: he builds squads that give him multiple tactical options which he can pick and choose from for particular opponents. Jurgen Klopp is a passion master: he builds teams around a spirit of team work and unity.
- The Special One is also able to effectively adapt tactics DURING games, something that Jurgen the German, though improving, still seems to struggle with, especially when facing an opposition with an adaptive approach, like Mourinho's.
- While both desire to win, Jose Mourinho is also more pragmatic, willing to sacrifice attractive football on the altar for a scrappy, risk free, 1-0 win.
- The results speak for themselves: Mourinho’s two Champions League wins and four domestic league triumphs outshine Klopp’s successes with Dortmund, impressive though they were when seen in context Image: Belfasttelegraph.co.uk