Why Jose Mourinho has ‘been left angered’ by Liverpool’s PL fixture list [Times]

On Thursday morning, the Premier League announced the full fixture list for the 2018/19 season.

Arsenal’s new manager Unai Emery will begin his reign in north London with tricky league games against Manchester City and Chelsea.

The Premier League released dates for all 380 matches, but none have been allotted kick-off times as broadcasters are yet to decide which games will be televised.

Four rounds of Premier League fixtures have been scheduled before the first international break, which will take place on the weekend of 8-9 September.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are huge favourites to win the league next season after they strolled to the title this year.

The Blues finished 19 points ahead of their local rivals Man United.

Jose Mourinho will be doing everything he can to mount a serious title challenge next season.

WHY MOURINHO IS ‘ANGRY’
The enigmatic Man United manager is currently in Russia working as a World Cup pundit for TV station Russia Today.

Mourinho reportedly ‘has been left angered’ by the preferential treatment given to Liverpool in the Premier League fixture list.

According to The Times, Mourinho is upset that Jurgen Klopp’s side have been awarded six home games after each of their Champions League group games.

He believes the disparity is unfair and intends to brings up the issue during the season, having frequently complained about scheduling in recent seasons.

Man United, Man City and Spurs have each been given an even split of three home and three away games on those match days.

The Times report that Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino are ‘relaxed’ about the situation – even if Mourinho is not.

Liverpool are due to play Southampton, Man City, Cardiff, Fulham, Everton and Man United after each of their Champions League group games.

The Champions League draw is due to take place in August after the Premier League season kicks off.

Klopp’s side reached the final of the European competition this season, eventually losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in the final.

Meanwhile, Man United were knocked out in a humiliating Round of 16 defeat to Sevilla.

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