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Jose Mourinho Was Brilliant In His Post Steven Gerrard Slip Interview

Jose Mourinho Was Brilliant In His Post Steven Gerrard Slip Interview

Jose Mourinho has a reputation for some cracking post match interviews and one that is forgotten, because of the incident it followed, from Chelsea's game with Liverpool in 2014 is pure gold.

There's a reason Liverpool fans won't let themselves get too carried away about winning the league yet, despite being 16 points clear, and that's because of 2014.

Steven Gerrard's slip infamously stopped them winning the league back then and because of its place in history it's easy to forget Mourinho's post match press conference after his tactics caused the loss for the Reds.

Asked about why he was talking about clowns Jose blames it on talking to one of his players about clowns, before going on a rant about Jamie Redknapp. Pure gold!

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The game goes down in history because of Steven Gerrard's slip at the end of the first half which gifted Chelsea the lead but long before that Mourinho had stamped his authority on the game.

From kick off Mourinho's side frustrated Brendan Rodger's attacking Liverpool, wasting time and playing defensively from the off. Thanks in part to Gerrard's slip the ploy worked with Chelsea winning 2-0.

In the game Rodgers' side had 73% possession and had 26 shots to Chelsea's 11 but just eight of their efforts were on target and the Blues were able to soak up much of the pressure.

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Gerrard's slip, which came just weeks after he'd gathered the rest of the players after their win over Manchester City and shouted 'we do not let this slip,' allowed Demba Ba a free run at goal and he made it 1-0 heading into half time.

Gerrard slipped under no pressure and Ba was away. Image: Sky Sports
Gerrard slipped under no pressure and Ba was away. Image: Sky Sports

Liverpool kept pushing for an equaliser but an injury time corner from Iago Aspas fell straight to a Chelsea player and they broke up the field for former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres to set up Willian for 2-0.

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Remembering Jose Mourinho's Brilliant Post Steven Gerrard Slip Interview
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Remembering Jose Mourinho's Brilliant Post Steven Gerrard Slip Interview

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Eight days later Gerrard and his teammates threw away a 3-0 lead against Crystal Palace and Manchester City would go on to win the Premier League.

With a 16 point gap and a game in hand over second place this time it feels like Mourinho and the rest of the league won't have a chance to revel in Jurgen Klopp's side throwing away the league, not that their fans will rest easy yet.

Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Football News, SLIP, Jose Mourinho, Chelsea, Premier League, Steven Gerrard

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