Speaking to the press after the game, Mourinho refused to take questions, but made clear his anger at the result with some amusingly ironic criticism of the referee, Mike Dean:
I have to admit, this cracked me up. It's funny stuff, and Mourinho's po-faced demeanour just makes it funnier. I'm an anarchist at heart, and I love to see legitimate acts of defiance, and given the exceedingly poor refereeing standards this season, Mourinho has a legitimate gripe.
Where is the foul? Azpilicueta slides away from Altidore, whose standing leg connects with the Spaniard's foot. It's Altidore's fault that he goes down; Azpilicueta had nothing to do with it.
I don't really understand why rival fans are getting on Mourinho's back here. He praised Sunderland for their victory, which is a touch of class. He also rightly excoriated the ref, but cleverly did it in a way that means he can't be charged by the FA for his comments.
Mourinho's ire is understandable, and I'm sure if the shoe was on the other foot, Liverpool fans would be similarly enraged.
I'm not the Portuguese's greatest fan, but his press conferences are frequently hilarious, and this one is no exception. He's a character, that's for sure, and the Premier League is a far more entertaining place with him in it.
Author: Jaimie K