Serge Aurier left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at half-time after being substituted against Liverpool on Monday night, according to the Telegraph.
The Ivory Coast international started on the right of a back five and arguably allowed Sadio Mane in too easily for Liverpool’s first goal against Spurs, which happened on the stroke of half-time.
Eric Dier and Hugo Lloris failed to communicate in the middle, allowing Roberto Firmino a simple tap-in to give Liverpool the lead after an even opening 45 minutes.
But it seems Mourinho thought Aurier was to blame and the wing-back was hauled off at the break.
The Telegraph believes Aurier then left the stadium and did not watch the second half, a move that ‘will have no doubt angered’ Mourinho, says the report.
Liverpool went on to win 3-1 thanks to more individual errors, and Tottenham must now bounce back when they travel to Brighton on Sunday night.
But it looks like Aurier is unlikely to play a part on the south coast if he has fallen out with Mourinho here, meaning Matt Doherty – who was arguably worse that Aurier on the night – could be set for a stretch of game time.
That said, Mourinho has already forgiven Joe Rodon for his costly mistake for the third Liverpool goal, so perhaps there is hope for Aurier – although the fact he left the stadium doesn’t bode well.