Jose fancies Liverpool
Liverpool have "everything they need" to win the English Premiership title this season, according to ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, now coaching Inter Milan.
Rafael Benitez's Reds sit second in league, level on points with leaders Manchester United but behind on goal difference having also played one game more.
"It has been interesting watching Liverpool this season," Mourinho wrote in the Sunday Telegraph. "I think they have everything they need to win the title.
"I still can't understand why they didn't do it in the last four years. Why wouldn't they be able to do it this season? Of course they can.
"The manager is good, the players are good, the crowd is unique, the tradition of the club is big, so why can't they do it? I think they can."
Mourinho warned, however, that the resumption of the Champions League at the end of next month could again be a distraction for the Anfield club.
"Usually it is when the Champions League starts that they lose their focus on the Premiership," he continued. "It was like this in previous years when they did very well in the Champions League but they lost too many points in the championship."
Meanwhile, Mourinho hailed the decision of Kaka to snub the advances of Manchester City and remain in Serie A with AC Milan.
"I am happy that Kaka didn't go there," he said. "I want the best players to be in my league."