Jose Mourinho sees parallel between Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool & his first Chelsea side

Jose Mourinho has compared Liverpool to his first Chelsea side.

Jose Mourinho may be out of a management job but he's still managing to hit the headlines.

His time at Manchester United finally came to an end last month as his third season proved to be one too many once again.

That's now two spells at Chelsea and one with Real Madrid where things fall apart for Mourinho.

He's been left to watch on as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led his former group of struggling players to seven straight wins.

But Mourinho has proven just as newsworthy over the past couple of days thanks to a couple of appearances with BeIN sports.

There have been comments on all sorts, such Chelsea, Pep Guardiola and the mentality of players nowadays.

One of the most interesting, however, was on the parallels between the current Liverpool side and Mourinho's very successful first stint at Stamford Bridge.

"With that incredible desire of Mr [Roman] Abramovich after buying the club, after some good things - finishing 2nd, reaching the Champions League semi-finals with Mr [Claudio] Ranieri - Chelsea was burning with a big desire to win," Mourinho told BeIN sports.

"And like I like to say about Liverpool this season, we say you go direct to the target. Liverpool needed a goalkeeper: Alisson, bang. Liverpool went exactly where they need to go.

Jose Mourinho had admired the way Liverpool are doing things.

"And we were fantastic in the market. I come with clear ideas and we follow everything. When I say to play with John Terry I want Ricardo Carvalho, many people would say 'who is Ricardo Carvalho'. We follow. We went direct to the target.

"We built a fantastic team. In two years we just killed the Premier League in such an easy way."

Mourinho also offered up Didier Drogba as an example of that Chelsea side directly fixing their problems and you've got to say, he makes a fine point.

You can check out the interview below:

Liverpool had three real issues in December 2017: centre back, goalkeeper, and midfield. One year later and they've fixed all three with their first choice targets, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, and Fabinho.

Mourinho famously didn't get the exact players he wanted at United, with centre back proving to be a real point of contention over the summer.

Would things have worked out better if Mourinho had been given what he had at Chelsea? Difficult to say.

It's a strategy that's working brilliantly for Liverpool, however, and one that may just deliver the title.

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