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Mourinho rues Tottenham missed chances in their loss to Liverpool.

Mourinho and Klopp shake hands after Premier League clash at Anfield. [Getty]
Mourinho and Klopp shake hands after Premier League clash at Anfield. [Getty]

Jose Mourinho rued Tottenham Hotspur’s missed chances in their Premier League loss to Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Liverpool beat Spurs 2-1 to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Bobby Firmino nodded in the winning goal in the dying minute of the game after Heung-min Son’s 33rd-minute strike cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s opener in the 26th minute.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds dominated majority of the clash at Anfield on Wednesday night and got their reward late on in the game, though, Jose Mourinho’s side came close to winning when Steven Bergwijn hit the post and Harry Kane’s close-range header went over the bar.

After the game, Mourinho told Amazon the best team lost.

“So close to winning, yeah, not so close of a draw - so close of winning, but we missed the chances, we had the chances, had the game under control, a draw would be a bad result - so you can imagine how we feel with a defeat,” he said.

"Very good performance, of course some mistakes, some things to improve, a very unfair result. My team told me I am right when I say from the beginning of the season we go to every match to win. We played against the champions in their stadium and we had the best chances to win. 

"The team was brilliant. Today Liverpool didn't look a team that is champion, European champion, world champion - that difference was not on the pitch.

'We are together for not a long time. Of course the result is the most important.

"I told him (Klopp) the best team lost and he disagreed, but that's his opinion - if I behave the same way he does on the touchline, I do not stay there. That's animated? For some reason I am different..."

While speaking to BBC Match of the Day, the Portuguese said the Lilywhites were keen to win the game.

He said: "We were playing to win, we were not playing to get a point. A point would have been quite a fair result but we played to win and had the biggest chances to win it. The moment of the occasions and the reaction they had, they were in trouble.

"The game was always under control. I feel it was a very undeserved result, but that's football. At half-time we move a little bit the pieces, but overall the game was always under control and I am very pleased with the performance.

"The changes were to find counter-attack situations which we did immediately, but with Gio's (Lo Celso) yellow card and the incredible pressure these guys on the touchline put on the officials, I was afraid of the yellow card and I had to take him off."

Mourinho's search for an away win against Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool continues, with last night's match being his sixth attempt in all competitions (D2 L4).

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