Mourinho - Liverpool can win

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Jose Mourinho thinks Liverpool are capable of winning this season's Premier League title.

Jose sees no reason why Reds can't lift title

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Liverpool have the ability to win this season's Premier League title. Liverpool currently sit second in the table, level on points with leaders Manchester United but having played a game more. However, Mourinho still believes that the Merseyside club have all the tools necessary to maintain their championship challenge. "It has been interesting watching Liverpool this season. I think they have everything they need to win the title," he wrote in the Sunday Telegraph. "I still can't understand why they didn't do it in the last four years. Why wouldn't they be able to do it this season? Of course they can. "The manager is good, the players are good, the crowd is unique, the tradition of the club is big, so why can't they do it? I think they can."

Lost Points

The current Inter Milan boss did warn Liverpool that their traditional league slump in the second half of the season could prove costly. "Usually it is when the UEFA Champions League starts that they lose their focus on the Premier League," Mourinho added. "It was like this in previous years when they did very well in the Champions League but they lost too many points in the championship. "They have already lost 10 points at home by drawing the kind of matches they used to win. Against Stoke, Fulham, West Ham, Hull and Everton it has been two points lost. So if you can imagine that they had those 10 points now, they would be top of the league."
The Game
The charismatic Portuguese manager also played down the rift between Rafa Benitez and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, saying the recent dispute was not down to a lack of mutual respect. "As for these stories I read about Rafael Benitez and Alex Ferguson exchanging words, this is all part of the game," he said. "It is part of the fight you have to make to win a title, part of the pressure that managers try and put on other managers, clubs and structures to try to get an advantage. "I think Benitez and Ferguson respect each other and both know they are contenders for the title. I don't think it is personal."

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