Jose Mourinho’s relationship with Liverpool fans is certainly a complicated one.
Kopites will say they don’t like him but for years they’d have given anything to see Mourinho manage their club.
Mourinho will face Liverpool for the 29th time on Saturday
But in a somewhat twisted way, you could say Liverpool holds a place in the Portuguese’s heart.
He no doubt loves winning there and he’s not faced any other club more than Liverpool in his managerial career.
Mourinho has come up against them on 28 occasions when in charge of Chelsea and Manchester United but how will he get on in game 29?
- You can listen to full commentary of Tottenham vs Liverpool LIVE on talkSPORT, kick-off 5:30pm.
Check out all the LIVE commentaries coming up on talkSPORT, below…
- Crystal Palace vs Arsenal (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT
- Brentford vs QPR (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Chelsea vs Burnley (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT
- Tottenham vs Liverpool (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT
- Cardiff vs Swansea (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2
Jason Cundy and Andy Goldstein discuss whatTottenham boss Jose Mourinho should do following Harry Kane’s lengthy injury lay-off
Liverpool are favourites to win the match but Mourinho does have a good record against them.
talkSPORT.com gives you a breakdown of the ‘Special One’s’ record against Liverpool over the years.
Late VAR drama as defensive howler gifts Sheffield United win vs West Ham
Transfer news live: Lampard gives Chelsea update, Guardiola makes Sane admission
Giroud could be a good signing for Tottenham, admits former Spurs winger
Chelsea vs Burnley live commentary as Blues look to boost top four chances
Delph’s social media clash with Everton fans was a mistake, says Ancelotti
Tottenham vs Liverpool: Team news and commentary as Spurs aim to spoil the party
Team news and live commentary as Arsenal look to leapfrog Crystal Palace
The game that had Liverpool players queuing to score and lost Spurs boss his job
First spell at Chelsea
In the Premier League, Mourinho enjoyed a lot of success against Liverpool.
He faced them seven times in the Premier League, winning five, drawing one and losing once in the three-year period he was first at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho did not have it all his own way in cup competitions against the Reds, however.
Chelsea beat Liverpool in the 2005 League Cup final in a game which saw Mourinho outrage Reds fans when doing a shush celebration after Steven Gerrard scored an own goal.
Mourinho couldn’t resist winding the Liverpool fans up after his side scored
But Liverpool were better in the cups after that, knocking Chelsea out of the Champions League semi-finals in the same season. They met in the group stage of the Champions League the following season and played out two goalless draws but Liverpool ended up finishing top of the group.
Liverpool then got past Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals in April 2006 before winning the Community Shield in the 2006/07 season’s curtain-raiser.
In 2007, Liverpool got past Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals once again and Mourinho left Chelsea four months later.
Mourinho faced foe Rafael Benitez in his first spell at Chelsea
Mourinho’s record vs Liverpool in first spell at Chelsea
Win rate: 43.75 per cent
Second spell as Chelsea
The rivalry against Liverpool was put on hold for six years before Mourinho faced Liverpool another seven times in his second spell in charge of Chelsea.
He did the league double on the Reds in 2013/14 including a 2-0 win at Anfield which derailed Liverpool’s title challenge that season.
And in typical Mourinho style, he ran up the touchline to celebrate with the pocket of Chelsea fans at the Anfield Road End.
Chelsea won the league in 2014/15 and beat Liverpool away before drawing against them at Stamford Bridge, although the title was already secured by that match.
Brendan Rodgers was Liverpool boss in Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea
Sandwiched in between those games was a League Cup semi-final tie and it was Mourinho and Chelsea who came out on top with a 2-1 aggregate win over two legs.
However, Mourinho’s final game as Chelsea boss ended in defeat and it was actually Jurgen Klopp’s first Premier League win as Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners at Stamford Bridge in October 2015. Mourinho was sacked two months later following the Blues’ awful start to the campaign.
Mourinho’s record vs Liverpool in second spell at Chelsea
Win rate: 57.1 per cent
Mourinho faced Liverpool five more times when at Manchester United with the first three draws, two of them goalless.
He then got the better of Liverpool in February 2018, winning 2-1 at Old Trafford.
But his next match against Liverpool proved to be his final game in charge of the Red Devils.
Klopp’s side won 3-1 at Anfield in December 2018, leaving Man United eleven points adrift of the top four, and Mourinho was sacked two days later.
This defeat at Anfield spelled the end of Mourinho at Man United
Mourinho’s record vs Liverpool at Manchester United
Win rate: 20 per cent
What will Mourinho’s first game against Liverpool as Spurs boss provide?
Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries, including Tottenham vs Liverpool at 5.30pm