Jose Mourinho makes big Liverpool call as he predicts Champions League's semis

By Mirror: Sunday, May 5th 2019 at 12:04 GMT +3 | Football
Pundit Jose Mourinho has given his view [Courtesy]

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has given his Champions League semi-final second leg predictions - and it's bad news for Liverpool.

The Portuguese boss is currently out of work after leaving Old Trafford after a disappointing start to the season.

But the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss is in high demand as a pundit - and he has strong views on the Champions League semi-final, second legs.

But he believes Mohammed Salah's late miss could spell the end for Jurgen Klopp's ambitions in the world's top club competition this season.

Is this the moment that means Liverpool can't get through? [Courtesy]

"When the result was 2-0, I was still thinking it's open," Mourinho the pundit said.

"When they missed that late chance for the 3-1, I would say open, but 3-0 is 3-0.

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"It's hard to believe and Barcelona have an incredibly negative experience with Roma recently.

"I know that Liverpool at Anfield is really hard, the team is good, but if Barcelona score one goal, they have to concede five.

"I think it's too much and I think the team (Barcelona) is with that appetite. I think Messi is dragging everybody with him for that appetite to make it happen. I think Barcelona has it."

And he's also given his opinion on the other tie of the semifinals - Ajax versus Tottenham.

Ajax's Dusan Tadic (right) and Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld battle for the ball [Courtesy]

"It's really, really hard [to call]," Mourinho added. "Looking to the history of the Champions League, Ajax are better away than at home.

"They've had three victories in England, Spain and Italy, they played against the top countries, even against Benfica, nothing was easy for them and they were magnificent.

"At home, as I was saying, they have their style of play but so do Tottenham and I think Tottenham knows that they also can [progress].

"To play without [Harry] Kane is difficult, to play without Kane and Son [Heung-min] at the same time is even more difficult and next time at least Son is there.

"He is an aggressive player, he's fast, he has transitioned and he can hurt people so the game is open."

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