Rodgers described Liverpool as a "Chihuahua" in the title race, but Mourinho believes being free of European competition gives the Reds an advantage.
Mourinho told the Daily Mail: "If Brendan has a Chihuahua it is one that trains a lot and rests a lot. The other dogs, they don’t train a lot because they play a lot and they don’t rest because they play every three days.
"And when the Barclays Premier League goes to the crucial point, we all will have to play Champions League at the same time.
"Brendan’s Chihuahua doesn’t do that. During the week it sleeps, eats and trains a little bit. So I have to say his Chihuahua is a privileged one. Next season he will see what it is like to play in two, three, four competitions. This season he has this privilege which gives him a big advantage."
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