Former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has now stated that he believes that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would have excelled with the Reds. The midfield superstar who was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the Portuguese manager’s first tenure, believes that the 52-year-old is one of the best in the business and would have loved to work under him at Anfield.
In his autobiography, as mentioned by the Daily Mail, the former England international wrote, “It was clear that, tactically, he could set up his team to win any football match… because he was a pure winner. But, more than that, he created a special bond with each squad he managed.”
“You heard it in the way his players spoke about him. You saw it in the way they played for him.”
“For me, the ideal situation would obviously have been for Mourinho to have managed Liverpool. He was linked with a move to Anfield a couple of times but it never materialised. I know I’m biased, but I think it would have been a perfect match.”
“The Liverpool fans would have loved him and he would have known exactly how to turn that love into adoration. He always told me about his deep respect for our supporters. Jose would have had a fantastic time bringing huge success to Liverpool.”
“If Jose Mourinho had managed England in 2004 and 2006 I’m convinced we could have reached at least one major final,” added the 35-year-old.”
“Imagine what he could have got out of a group that included [David] Beckham, [Paul] Scholes, [Michael] Owen, [John] Terry, [Gary] Neville, [Wayne] Rooney, [Sol] Campbell, [Rio] Ferdinand, [Frank] Lampard, [Ashley] Cole, Gerrard and a few others.”
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) September 12, 2015