''The Pillow Was Quite Fat'' - Former Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho Pinpoints The Moment Liverpool Lost Their Grip On The Premier League Title
The pressure is mounting on Liverpool in the wake of their goalless draw at Everton on Sunday afternoon and, in the words of Jose Mourinho, "lost control of their own destiny" as they ceded the grip of the Premier League title race to Manchester City.
It has been a swift turnaround for Jurgen Klopp's men as they were nine points clear of Tottenham and ten ahead of City on 29th December 2018 after they had given Arsenal a damn good thrashing courtesy of a 5-1 win at Anfield that day. City had a mountain to climb.
Since then, Liverpool have dropped points in five of their next nine games - won four, drawn four, lost one - including three successive draws on the road.
Drawing away at West Ham, Manchester United and Everton is hardly disastrous but you would think the world was caving in judging by the reaction of some Reds fans on Twitter, and former United boss Jose Mourinho has had his say on the state of the current title race.
Speaking on beIN Sports, Mourinho believes the momentum of the Premier League changed when City lost away at Newcastle on 29th January, but Liverpool failed to take advantage when drawing at home against Leicester City the following day.
Mourinho told Richard Keys and Andy Gray on beIN Sports:
These are the matches where you have to do it.
How many matches are City going to lose during the season? Not many.
So when they lose one you must win.
I think Liverpool lost a few opportunities.
You can see Mourinho's comments on Liverpool in the video below.