Mourinho was frustrated that Chelsea's request to bring the Premier League match forward from the Sunday preceding their Champions League semi-final second leg with Atletico Madrid, which the Blues lost, was rejected.
"I felt that day was a day that was ready for their celebration," Mourinho told Gary Neville last month in a Telegraph interview.
"They want us to be the clowns in the circus. The circus is here. Liverpool are to be champions."
Speaking on the eve of Chelsea's trip to Anfield, Mourinho was asked who the "clowns" were that he was referring to.
"Not Liverpool. I was talking about the situation," Mourinho said.
"When people make the decision to make us play on Sunday when we had to play the Champions League semi-final second leg two days later it's because they don't want you to compete, they want you to go and lose.
"Liverpool did what they had to do (in not moving the fixture). Try to have the easiest possible game to be champions. Everybody knows if they draw that game they're champions.
"We went there, we gave everything, but we did that against Liverpool. We would do the same (against other opposition).
"We were the pros. We did what we had to do. I don't think the people that made the decision to make us play that day did a professional job."
Summer transfer flop XI
Summer transfer flop XI
1/18 Michel Vorm (£5m)
Vorm, the Netherlands’ third-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup, walked away from a starting job at a decent mid-table club, to sit on the bench behind arguably the second best goalkeeper in world football, Hugo Lloris. 0 Premier League appearances
2/18 Bacary Sagna (free)
Like Vorm, Sagna has gone from a club where he was the first choice and loved by the fans, to sit on the bench behind a superior player. Pablo Zabaleta is probably the best right-back in the division, and while Sagna may win more trophies and earn more money at City, he’s not likely to play unless the Argentine gets injured. 3 appearances
3/18 Rio Ferdinand (free)
The experienced former Manchester United and England captain was meant to bring quality and a steady head to newly-promoted QPR. Instead he has lost his place to own-goal machine Richard Dunne. 7 appearances
4/18 Eliaquim Mangala (£32m)
When you spend this kind of money on a centre-back he better be good. While Mangala has all the qualities to succeed – pace, strength, quality on the ball – he has made a couple of crucial errors and is positionally poor. The flawed Martin Demichelis remains first-choice to partner Vincent Kompany. 4 appearances
5/18 Ben Davies (£10m)
One of a few strange moves by Spurs this summer, Davies is a talented left-back, but Maurico Pochettino has so far preferred Danny Rose. The Welshman has played just 18 minutes of Premier League football this season. 1 appearance
6/18 Emre Can (£9.8m)
Still young and will improve but just another example of Liverpool’s awful overall business this summer (if more strikers allowed he wouldn’t be in the team). 4 appearances
7/18 Jack Rodwell (£7m)
Plenty though that a move away from City could reignite the talented youngsters career, but instead the former Everton man has been pushed out of the team by Lee Cattermole and converted winger Sebastian Larsson; looks devoid of confidence. 9 Appearances
8/18 Remy Cabella (£12m)
Looked like a world beater on his debut against City but since then has shown he may be nothing more than a show pony. Possesses a range of tricks and great feet but just a single assist reveals a lack of end product. 7 appearances
9/18 Shane Long (£12m)
The brilliant form of Graziano Pelle means he can’t get in the team; but Long has looked out of sorts when he does play, usually coming off the bench. As long as Southampton stay near the top of the table this move will stay under the radar. 9 appearances
10/18 Mario Balotelli (£16m)
Enough has been written about the goalless Italian. In short, replacing Luis Suarez with a player whose style is the polar opposite was always going to spell trouble. 8 appearances
11/18 Brown Ideye (£10m)
If West Brom break their club record for a player he should probably expect a place in the starting line-up but he can’t even manage that. Saido Berahino has been much better, while his track record points to a player not worth what the Baggies paid. 3 appearances
12/18 SUBS: Lazar Markovic (£20m)
Like Can, he is young and will improve but £20m looks a tad expensive
13/18 Rickie Lambert (£4m)
Looked like a no-lose signing as a back-up option but pressed into action the 32-year-old has floundered
14/18 Radamel Falcao (£6m loan)
A big risk given his recent injury past, Falcao clearly has the quality. He just needs to get on the pitch
15/18 Emmanuel Riviere (£6m)
Missed chance after chance during Newcastle’s abysmal run at the start of the season, costing the Toon points
16/18 Filipe Luis (£16m)
A good player but Azpilicueta and Ivanovic are the first choice full-backs, plus he’s no spring chicken at 29
17/18 Zeki Fryers
A lot to spend on a left-back for a club like Palace, especially if he isn’t going to play. At all
18/18 David Ospina (£3m)
Bought to provide competition for Wojciech Szczesny but when his time came he too was injured
Mourinho's perception was that the game had the feel of a coronation, with bunting present on an emotionally-charged occasion close to the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's slip allowed Demba Ba to race clear and score and Willian scored a late second as Chelsea won 2-0.
Asked specifically about Gerrard's error, Mourinho said: "It gave the title to Man City. It's as simple as that.
"Liverpool, with a point in that match, are champions and because they lost that match they lost the title.
"It meant nothing to us after our defeat against Sunderland. Our position was third position.
"That match meant just the professional pride - you have to go to every match and try to win."
Liverpool are 12 points behind Chelsea after 10 games of the current season having endured a challenging start following the sale of talismanic striker Luis Suarez.
Mourinho, who has a fully-fit squad to choose from and plans to start Diego Costa despite the striker's exclusion from the Spain squad, thinks Brendan Rodgers' men should not dwell on the past.
"I think they have not to think about last season, they have enough motivations for this season," Mourinho added.
"If I was in their position I would go back to last season for the good memories. (But) it's up to them."
Despite the points gap between the two clubs, Mourinho insists Rodgers' side remain title rivals.
He added: "They are fighting for the title, the same as we are.
"Last season when we played them we were not fighting for the title because we had a surprise the match before, (losing) against Sunderland that stopped us going to Anfield to discuss the title.
"This moment is different because both teams are fighting."
Mourinho was critical of the Stamford Bridge atmosphere following Chelsea's 2-1 win over QPR last week.
He does not believe his team will be cowed by the intensity of a big match at Anfield, but hinted that in his view referees sometimes got caught up in it too easily.
He added: "I like to play there, but I have to say that some people feel the atmosphere in a negative way, affecting the performance. That's not my case.
"I don't think it affects my players' performances either. (But) in the past we have clear examples of it affecting others - goals that are not goals, penalties that are not given.
"It's a fantastic atmosphere for all of us to enjoy and try to enjoy a beautiful game."
Chelsea's tactics last term - a suffocating defence and lethal counter-attack - were criticised by Rodgers.
The Blues have more attacking verve this season with Costa and Cesc Fabregas flourishing in the top flight and as a partnership.
Mourinho added: "Our intention is to win. Our intention is when we have the ball we want to try to score goals and when Liverpool have the ball we have to try to stop them from scoring.
"Sometimes some people pretend to be clever (but) this is the ABC of football.
"I did this since I am a coach and I'm going to do this till my last day."
Costa will miss Spain's Euro 2016 qualifying match with Belarus and friendly with World Cup winners Germany later this month.
Mourinho will play Costa, scorer of nine goals in eight league games, at Liverpool, before enforcing rest to allow him to recover from his persistent hamstring problems.
"He starts the game," Mourinho said.
"The plan is immediately after the match to have a period of complete rest. No training, no treatment."
Mourinho insisted he did not intervene to request Spain boss Vicente del Bosque would not call on Costa.
Mourinho said: "I want to make it very, very clear that I did nothing for that to happen.
"It's very good news for him, for us and also for the national team.
"Now he has to go in the right direction. It's good for Spain to have a good Diego and not a so-so Diego."