Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard whose
Anfield career ended today.
The Special One heaped praises on the English footballer ahead of The Blues and Liverpool clash today and added that he will miss his favourite enemy who made him a “better manager”.
“My dear enemy, he has made me a better manager because to stop him has been very difficult,” Mourinho said.
The Portuguese also revealed that he tried to sign him three times; at Stamford Bridge, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
“It’s too late to sign him. He can’t play against Liverpool. He’s done an amazing career with his people. He refused to play in other big clubs, other big leagues, to play only for Liverpool and this is a feeling that stays together.
“Who knows if I’ll play against Steven as a Liverpool manager some day?” he concluded.
Gerrard’s spell at Liverpool has spanned nearly 17 years and included 10 trophies, 695 appearances and over180 goals. He’s signed for MLS side, LA Galaxy