Jose Mourinho would ‘love’ to beat Liverpool on Saturday night according to Reds legend Phil Thompson.

The Spurs boss faces the Premier League leaders at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium for the first time since he was sacked as Manchester United manager after losing to Jurgen Klopp’s side last season.    

Mourinho has a fiery history with the Reds including a Champions League semi-final defeat to Liverpool in 2005 with Chelsea and denying Steven Gerrard his first Premier League title in 2014 with the Blues. 

Spurs boss, Jose Mourinho, faces Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday

Spurs boss, Jose Mourinho, faces Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday

Spurs boss, Jose Mourinho, faces Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday

Mourinho keeps the ball away from Steven Gerrard and Jon Flanagan during the 2014 title race

JOSE’S RECORD AGAINST LIVERPOOL 

Matches: 28

Wins: 12

Draws: 9

Lost:

‘Jose loves nothing better than to upset Liverpool, Liverpool fans,’ ex-Reds captain Thompson told Sky Sports.

‘This will be another opportunity for him. I think it’s one of those big things that deep down, he would really have loved to have managed Liverpool, so when it comes down to it he wants to beat us, and do his utmost to put one over on us.

‘That’ll give him another opportunity this weekend. What will he do? How will he set up? Has he got the players to defend deep? Has he got the players to attack?

‘This is a Spurs side who are expected to win games playing a certain way, but sometimes Jose would rather sit back and hit on the counter-attack, and have a low block.’

The only team Mourinho has defeated more often than the Reds is his current club Spurs. 

Tottenham are 28 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s side who have a game in hand. 

Mourinho pictured at Anfield in 2017 when he was the Manchester United manager

Mourinho pictured at Anfield in 2017 when he was the Manchester United manager

Mourinho pictured at Anfield in 2017 when he was the Manchester United manager

Jose Mourinho would 'love' to beat Liverpool on Saturday night according to Phil Thompson

Jose Mourinho would 'love' to beat Liverpool on Saturday night according to Phil Thompson

Jose Mourinho would ‘love’ to beat Liverpool on Saturday night according to Phil Thompson