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Jose Mourinho picks fault with three Chelsea players for their part in Liverpool defeat


Jose Mourinho has picked fault with three Chelsea players for their part in the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.

Frank Lampard’s men have still not won at Stamford Bridge this season after going down to the Reds, who won their sixth consecutive game.

After trailing 2-0 at half-time the Blues rallied in the second-half and pulled a goal back through N’Golo Kante and had chances to equalise.

Ultimately the contest was lost through two set-pieces that resulted in goals for Liverpool, and Mourinho reckons the first strike especially could have been avoided.

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Jorginho has been criticised by Jose Mourinho after Chelsea’s loss to Liverpool

Mohamed Salah rolled the ball to Trent Alexander-Arnold from a free kick just outside the dos, who expertly fired the ball into the corner of the goal.

Replays showed that the Chelsea wall was too slow to close the ball down and Jorginho appeared to turn his back on the strike.

“I think the goalkeeper should be a little bit more on his side and not be afraid of the ball either the wall,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“It’s very difficult for the ball to go other the wall and if it does it’s a slow ball not a fast ball.

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Mateo Kovacic was partly at fault for one of Liverpool's goals scored against Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho
Mateo Kovacic was partly at fault for one of Liverpool’s goals scored against Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho

“Also the players on the side of the wall have to be much more ready to attack this ball.

“Maybe not just Jorginho, maybe also [Mateo] Kovacic to close and block that ball.

“This is the kind of ball I can see a John Terry or Jamie Carragher diving to block the ball, with the chest.

“It’s little details that can cost you points.”

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Jose Mourinho watched Chelsea's defeat to Liverpool on Sunday
Jose Mourinho watched Chelsea’s defeat to Liverpool on Sunday

Mourinho added that while Chelsea played well in parts, fans should not allow themselves to get used to losing by setting the bar lower.

The Blues have been unable to sign any players due to their ongoing transfer ban with Frank Lampard giving the club’s younger players their chance.

Fans applauded they team off the pitch after the loss to Liverpool and Mourinho has warned they should not just start to accept defeat.

“I hope they don’t get used to it. That’s a very important thing,” he added.

“When you start accepting defeats just because your team played well and just because your players gave their best and they had a performance for people to be proud of in terms of that attitude and commitment… I think when you get used to it is when the big clubs stop to be big clubs.”



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