Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was full of praise for the Liverpool manager on Tuesday
Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Jurgen Klopp after he guided Liverpool to a stunning 4-3 aggregate victory over Barcelona.
The Catalan giants thumped the Reds 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final in Spain and were expected to see out the result at Anfield on Tuesday.
But a Georginio Wijnaldum brace and Divock Origi double booked Liverpool’s place in the final against all the odds.
Mourinho hasn’t always seen eye to eye with Klopp, who was his rival when he was Manchester United boss back in 2018.
But the Portuguese had nothing but positive things to say about the German after Liverpool’s stunning display against Barcelona.
Mourinho said: “This is about him. This is a reflection of his personality, don’t give up, his fighting spirit.
“Everything I think today is about Jurgen’s mentality.”
Klopp was in a spirited mood himself after the match and even swore on BT Sport.
“The boys are f***ing giants – it’s believable,” said Klopp. “If you have to fine me, fine me. I’m not native so I don’t have better words for it.”