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José Mourinho discusses whether Liverpool need to win a trophy

José Mourinho discusses whether Liverpool need to win a trophy

Jose Mourinho said that "trophies matter" when he judges Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, before the Manchester United trip to Anfield, live on Super Sunday.

Liverpool are top of the Premier League after 16 games but have yet to clinch a trophy under Klopp, losing two European finals in successive seasons.

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Mourinho, often vocal about United's apparent lack of investment in the transfer market, said in August that Liverpool were trying to buy the title after spending £ 177m on signings in the summer.

Despite receiving United-style criticism under his management, Mourinho won two titles at Old Trafford and suggests Liverpool must do the same.

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"I do not know if the trophies matter, it depends on the way you approach," Mourinho said when asked about Liverpool's recent lack of cutlery.

"I think trophies do matter, especially when you have the potential to fight for trophies and especially when you say clearly that the goal is to win the trophy. I think sometimes saying just to say is not very smart.

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"But when you have the potential, you have nothing to hide, you know from the first day that your potential and your desire has a relationship with potential, because to say that we want to win – everyone can say that.

"It's another thing to say consciously about your potential. I do not read much, but I think Jurgen has already said that his goal is to win the Premier League."

United did not have consistency during Mourinho's reign, both in terms of philosophy and team selection, with the Portuguese conceding that their team is "far from" in their image.

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José Mourinho compared Manchester United to a home

José Mourinho compared Manchester United to a home

Mourinho will not be able to put in a team established again on Sunday due to United's defensive crisis. Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, Matteo Darmian and Victor Lindelof could all be out.

"In Valencia, only David De Gea and Nemanja Matic were available to play and did not travel by decision," added Mourinho. "In addition, players who did not travel were not fit to play.

They all did not train yesterday, and today there will be I do not want to say test, but an introduction to training, to see their adaptation and see if we can increase tomorrow to have them available for I hope some are, let's say, available, but surely some will not be. "

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