There is a growing feeling that Klopp, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Tottenham chief Mauricio Pochettino are the new breed of managers, with their fantastic football getting pulses racing.
Meanwhile, Mourinho’s stock has diminished in the eyes of some after his second Chelsea reign ended prematurely when his safety first style ran out of steam last season.
And there are those who claim his Old Trafford reign has begun in similar fashion, although Klopp strongly disagrees.
“Who says this?” questioned the Liverpool boss. “Four people in Liverpool? That’s bulls**t.