This Liverpool side has shown time and again that they can fight back against even the longest odds. We saw it against Barcelona last season and Borussia Dortmund prior to that. With Spurs struggling at the moment, Jose Mourinho has used Liverpool as an example to explain his side’s poor form – his wasn’t a perfect analogy.
Spurs slumped to another disappointing defeat last night, this time at the hands of RB Leipzig, seeing them crash out of the Champions League.
The Lilywhites were thoroughly beaten in Germany with the hosts putting three past them to secure a 4-0 aggregate win.
This means that the North London side are without a win in six following disappointing results against Burnley, Wolves and Norwich to name but a few.
It cannot be ignored that Jose’s squad is depleted, the Portuguese gaffer has been left without a recognised first team striker following injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min – new signing Steven Bergwijn is also absent.
Speaking to BT Sport following his club’s Champions League exit, Jose Mourinho insisted Liverpool would also struggle with the same bad luck:
“You want me to speak about other things, when the obvious thing is the problems accumulate through injuries.
“We can do a mental exercise. Imagine Leipzig without Sabitzer, Schick, Werner. You want to imagine Liverpool without Salah, Mane, Henderson, Firmino? Barcelona without Griezmann, Messi, Suarez, Pique?
“Do you want to make this exercise with every team in the world? I think any team would struggle, it’s simple.”
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Liverpool wouldn’t be as lethal but we would likely survive.
The Reds have shown previously that they can rely on their backup brigade to come up with the goods.
Against Barcelona last season Liverpool started without Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino and still managed to put four past the Catalan giants.
We cope, we adapt. Mentality is key during these tricky periods – of course, Spurs can be excused to an extent but they have to suck it up and turn things around rather than moaning.