What about Man Utd? Mourinho lauds Liverpool performance as CL last-16's best (1st set)
Mourinho's former club, Manchester United, were the first team in the competitions history to overturn a 0-2 deficit to win a knockout tie, clinching a 3-1 victory over PSG to reach the quarter-finals.
However, Mourinho believes Liverpool's victory of the same margin in Munich against Bayern was the standout performance of the round.
"I was looking at Liverpool, they were on their way down in the Premier League and they were losing lots of points, and they come with for sure the best performance of the season in the Champions League. For sure," Mourinho told Russia Today.
"So they managed to surprise me. I don't think they surprised themselves because of course, they are the first ones to believe. But to surprise lots of people with that strong performance.
"That puts them now in of course a good position for the Champions League fight. But I think also by the mental point of view maybe they are reborn and they can bring this kind of performance to the Premier League."