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Tottenham boss Mourinho mocks Liverpool rival: Oi Klopp! Explain this to me...

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has mocked Liverpool rival Jurgen Klopp over his moaning about the season schedule.

Klopp has repeatedly criticised a schedule he believes is endangering player welfare, a view which has been backed up by City's Guardiola and Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But Mourinho points out that nobody was complaining when Spurs faced eight games in 18 days at the start of the season.

“By the way, we played four matches in one week and nobody was crying or supporting us about it. And now my colleagues, when do they play these matches?" said Mourinho

His complaint is that cancellations at the start of the campaign due to the need for a break after last season's European commitments means there is a group of teams who have games in hand on their rivals.

"I don't even know when Burnley, Manchester City, Aston Villa, Manchester United and probably Newcastle and Aston Villa twice [are going to play].

“What is very difficult to accept is that four clubs have one match less than the others and I don't even know when they're going to play these matches," he said.

“It's difficult to accept that because it can affect the competition. But I was trying to know.

"I was trying for an answer this week and no one can give me that answer."

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