Mourinho tight-lipped after defeat

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had little to say after his side's poor start to the season continued with a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

It appeared that the Blues were heading in the right direction when Ramires put the home side ahead in just the fourth minute. However, Philippe Coutinho equalised with a superb effort in first-half stoppage time before giving Liverpool the lead in the 74th minute. Replacement Christian Benteke then secured the three points for the Reds seven minutes from time.

Chelsea have now lost six of their opening 11 Premier League fixtures, while also suffering an early exit in the Capital One Cup and losing to Porto in Europe.

The pressure is now mounting on Mourinho, who would not offer too much ammunition for his critics after the match.

"I can't express my feelings in any way at all. You are not just here to interview me. You are also here to see the game. What I see from my players was good until the moment they felt it was impossible to do better," said the Portuguese tactician told the BBC.

Mourinho did have words for the Chelsea fans who he insisted remain behind himself and the players.

"The fans are not stupid, I don't need to tell them anything. They know how much myself and the players are trying," he said.

"They know why they are getting bad results. The fight goes on, but sometimes there are fights very impossible to win. You go to a fight with different ammunition. I can play against any team or manager."

Mourinho found sympathy from an unlikely source, with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp comparing Mourinho's struggles to those which he endured last season with BVB Dortmund.

"I feel for him. He's a great coach. I don't think anyone in this room doubts he's one of the best in the world," said Klopp.

"Things like this happen. I had a similar situation at Dortmund last year. The good thing was no one in the club was in doubt of my situation. I feel for him of course, but it's work."

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