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Remembering Jose Mourinho's Brilliant Post Steven Gerrard Slip Interview

Remembering Jose Mourinho's Brilliant Post Steven Gerrard Slip Interview

The 27th of April will always be remembered by football fans for Steven Gerrard's famous slip against Chelsea but it also mark the anniversary of one of Jose Mourinho's best post-match interviews, following that game.

It's six years ago today that Gerrard's slip allowed Demba Ba to run through on goal and score the goal that was the beginning of the end of Liverpool's title challenge in the 2013/14 season, when the Reds looked certain to win the league.

The moment became so instantly famous that it overshadows the brilliant post-match interview with then Chelsea boss Mourinho, who was talking about clowns before the interview, for no apparent reason, and then takes several digs at Jamie Redknapp. Brilliant.

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The game obviously goes down in history for 'the slip' but long before the opening goal, at the end of the first half, Mourinho had already stamped his authority on the game.

From kick-off the Blues 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 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 3-2 win over Manchester City and shouted: "This does not f***ing slip," allowed 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
Jose Mourinho Was Brilliant In His Post Steven Gerrard Slip Interview
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Jose Mourinho Was Brilliant In His Post Steven Gerrard Slip Interview

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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.

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.

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It should have been the end of the Anfield club's long drought without a league title but that does look set to come to and end finally, no matter how the Premier League finally decide to end the season, after 30 years of hurt for the Reds' support.


Topics: Manchester City, Spurs, Liverpool, Football News, SLIP, Jose Mourinho, Chelsea, On This Day, Jamie Redknapp, Sky Sports, Steven Gerrard, Crystal Palace

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