Ahead of the Liverpool vs Manchester United clash, we take a look at four times Jose Mourinho was very negative about the Reds.

Its is no longer news that Mourinho reportedly wanted the Liverpool job in 2004 before it was finally given to Rafa Benitez who helped win the 2005 UEFA Champions League title.

Jose Mourinho shields the ball away from Steven Gerard during a Premier League clash between Chelsea and Liverpool in 2014

Despite his love for the Reds, Mourinho never took lightly to them and Benitez. Here are four comments not worthy of an elite champion like Mourinho against the Anfield side.

1. After the 2005 Champions League semi-final in which Luis Garcia scored a ‘ ghost goal’

“The best team lost. After they scored only one team played, the other one just defended for the whole game.”

William Gallas clears Luis Garcia’s ghost goal off the line

2. On English pundits formerly Liverpool players

“Lots of people on TV, but nobody a Chelsea man: Carragher, Liverpool; Thompson, Liverpool; Redknapp, Liverpool. Lawrenson, Liverpool; Hansen, Liverpool. We don’t have one. When I retire, 75 years old, I go as a

Jamie Carragher – a pupolar Sky Sports Football Pundit

3. Saying Liverpool are not a big club ahead of the 2007 Champions League final

“History speaks for itself and historically Liverpool are not even a big club, they are a monster. But in the last years, you can see that they play only one competition and they succeed in knockout competitions.

“I am not a statistics man, but I think that in the Premiership Chelsea can have 60 points more than Liverpool. I don’t know – 50, 55 or 60 – but I would go with 60 points. That’s a lot.”

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4. On ruining Brendan Rodger side’s chances of winning the 2014 Premier League title

“I felt that day was a day that they were ready for their celebration. I used the word with my players. I said – we are going to be the clowns. They want us to be the clowns in the circus. The circus is here. Liverpool are to be champions.”

Jose Mourinho shields the ball away from Steven Gerard

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