Mourinho also praised Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson, for his brilliant display against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
A first half goal from Mohamed Salah and a late second half strike from Divock Origi ensured Jurgen Klopp’s side won the Champions League ahead of Tottenham.
Speaking on beIN Sport, Mourinho said: “They [Liverpool] stayed with the block of seven, they were very pragmatic, they were very solid defensively.
“And when Tottenham managed to do something and to create something, the player that was missing last season was there today [Alisson].
“He was not phenomenal, he didn’t make five or six or seven saves, but he had a couple of saves that stopped Tottenham to draw.”