Jose Mourinho furious with Premier League over Liverpools favourable fixture list

Jose Mourinho furious with Premier League over Liverpool fixture list
The Portuguese coach believes the Merseysiders have an unfair advantage (Picture: Getty)

Jose Mourinho is furious with the Premier League for giving Liverpool a more favourable series of fixtures than Manchester United following Champions League matches, according to reports.

The Merseysiders will play each of their Premier League matches directly proceeding their six Champions League group games at home, while the rest of their rivals – United, Man City and Tottenham – have an even split of three away and three at home.

While Pep Guardiola and Maurico Pochettino are said to be unconcerned by the situation, The Times report that Mourinho is angry with the Premier League and their decision-making process.

Jose Mourinho furious with Premier League over Liverpool fixture list
Liverpool will be at home after every Champions League group match next season (Picture: Getty)

He does not believe the disparity is fair and intends to brings up the issue during the season, having made frequent complaints about scheduling over the course of previous seasons.

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Liverpool will play Southampton, Man City, Cardiff, Fulham, Everton and – in a particularly ironic twist – Man United at home in the domestic games directly proceeding Champions League nights.

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By contrast, only Uniteds first three Champions League games will be followed by a home match in the Premier League, against Wolves, Newcastle and Everton.

However, the subsequent three will see United travel to the Etihad to take on champions Man City, St Marys to take on Southampton and Anfield to face Liverpool.

Jose Mourinho furious with Premier League over Liverpool fixture list
United face away trips to the Etihad and Anfield following Champions League involvement (Getty)

United do at least get to kick-off the new Premier League season at home when Leicester City visit Old Trafford on August 11, before an away trip to Brighton and then another home match against Spurs.

Mourinho – who has already made two signings this summer – is currently in Moscow for the World Cup and is acting as a pundit for Russian broadcaster RT.

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