Klopp says Mourinho was ‘desperate’ for Prem return as he welcomes back old foe

first_imgJURGEN KLOPP has revealed Jose Mourinho was “desperate” to get back to the Premier League as the Liverpool boss welcomed back his old foe.The Liverpool boss laughed as he welcomed back the new Tottenham chief to the league.3 Klopp has revealed old foe Mourinho was ‘desperate’ to return to the PremCredit: Reuters3 Klopp and Mourinho have infamously clashed down the yearsCredit: EPAKlopp claimed it was clear how keen Mourinho was to come back to England while adding his shock at Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking.The German chuckled as he said: “Welcome back, Jose. It’s nice to have him back.”He was desperate, you can see that from the time he was not in.”But on the other side it shows how quick things change with Mauricio. Five months ago we played in the Champions League final, now he is on holiday.”He can enjoy it now. He did a brilliant job at Tottenham and was an outstanding coach.”I really enjoyed the games we played against each other.”When I heard it first I could not really believe it. But that’s how it is.”It will not last long and then he will be back.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMeanwhile, after sealing his return to the Premier League with Spurs, Mourinho revealed 700 people text him congratulations, including his old Manchester United boss Ed Woodward.Mourinho said it was “curious” to see so many United officials showing him “respect” now after the manner of his dismissal.MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearThe Special One will now have to work under Daniel Levy – a fact that doesn’t worry him one jot.Mourinho revealed: “I think we will get on well. He explained to me the vision for the club and I embraced that.”It was one of the most important reasons I accepted. So when I did that, it’s a very good start.”3Man Utd boss Solskjaer says it’s great to have Mourinho back and shrugs off threat of Pochettinolast_img

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