Why Mourinho Is Unhappy With Premier League’s Fixture List For Next Season

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

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Jose Mourinho is upset over the newly released Premier League schedule for the upcoming season.

The World Cup is just a day old, but fans of the clubs in England have already been given a  glimpse of what is to come in the 2018-19 domestic campaign.

The FA released the list of fixtures for the new season, and Jose Mourinho reportedly feels that arch-rivals Liverpool have been given an easy run.

While Arsenal start their campaign with back to back games against Manchester City and Chelsea, their fellow London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who will move to White Hart Lane next season, play five away games in their first seven outings.

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Mourinho does not have too many issues with his fixture list, but is believed to be upset about the free pass that Liverpool have been given after their UCL ties.

The Reds qualified for the Champions League with a fourth-placed finish, and will be in the group stages directly next season.

And their fixtures list will see them play at Anfield after each of their group stage clashes in the European competition.

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In comparison, Man City, Tottenham, and Manchester United all play three home and three away games after their respective clashes in the UCL.

It is also understood that neither Pep Guardiola nor Mauricio Pochettino are too worried about this advantage that Liverpool seem to have, but it has definitely irked Mourinho.

The Portuguese gaffer has, in the past, had issues with the fixture list of his club, and is now upset with the disparity again, and is likely to address it after the start of the season.

Liverpool play Everton and Manchester United at home in two of those six fixtures, and Jurgen Klopp will not feel that it is too much of an issue. But if they have to travel to other corners of Europe, this will be a huge advantage for the Reds next season.