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  • Jose Mourinho & Jurgen Klopp shake hands after a 0-0 draw at Anfield (Getty Images AsiaPac)Source: Getty Images AsiaPac
By
Nick Budicin

19 Oct 2016 - 9:34 PM  UPDATED 19 Oct 2016 - 9:34 PM
Jose happy with 0-0 draw against Liverpool, tries very hard not to have a crack at the referee: “He had a good game. I am happy for him” 

Despite finishing the match with just 35 per cent of possession, Mourinho lauded his side's performance at Anfield.

“We controlled the game tactically, we controlled the game emotionally—it is not easy to do both things here,” he said.

And it wouldn’t be a Mourinho presser without a shot at the officiating. Jose asked if he was allowed to speak about the referee “without being punished” and when prompted to keep his reply positive, a very dry response was given.

Ronald Koeman praises his charges after 1-1 draw with Manchester City: “The fighting spirit of the team was unbelievable" 

Two saved penalties by Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, and a clinical finish by Romelu Lukaku kept Koeman happy, but he was under no illusions as to what happened on the pitch.

“We didn’t deserve more (points), maybe we didn’t deserve one,” he said.

A sentiment certainly shared by his former roommate...

Pep frustrated with unfairness of football, life: “I’m sad for the players, they deserve to win the game"

Guardiola did well to avoid blaminvg missed penalties for the 1-1 result against Everton; having both Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero miss from 12-yards would have been an easy crutch.

Instead, Pep was mostly positive.

“We had a good performance, sometimes football isn’t fair. We created enough chances to win the game, they had one chance,” he said.

There, there, Pep. There, there.

Arsene Wenger thinks red card for Granit Xhaka was harsh as the Gunners chalk up another ugly win 

Arsenal again did it the hard way, surviving the last 25 minutes with ten men to defeat Swansea City 3-2.

Wenger was at his cheeky best when asked if Xhaka’s challenge warranted a sending-off.

“It was a deliberate foul…it looked a dark yellow, and the referee went for bright red,” he said.

Arsene’s cavalier attitude to what could have been a game-changing event seemed puzzling, but being level on points with Manchester City at the top of the table can have that effect.

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea start to click, defeat Leicester City 3-0: “We played with a good idea of football…I am pleased for the players, because when you work so hard it’s logical that…you want to see a good result" 

Conte’s press conferences are the best to watch in this year’s Premier League.

He wants this side to improve every single day that he is in charge, and seeing his earnest responses should instil a great deal of faith in Chelsea supporters.

Bravo, Antonio!