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Benfica Manager Jorge Jesus Awkwardly Refers To Steven Gerrard As 'A Chelsea Legend' In Press Conference

Jack Kenmare

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Benfica Manager Jorge Jesus Awkwardly Refers To Steven Gerrard As 'A Chelsea Legend' In Press Conference

Benfica manager Jorge Jesus has labelled Rangers boss Steven Gerrard "a legend of football and particularly Chelsea" in an awkward press conference moment.

Ahead of their Europa League Group D clash on Thursday night, the 66-year-old was speaking to the media about former Liverpool midfielder Gerrard during a press conference when the comment was made.

Whether it was intentional or not is unknown but Jesus' slip of the tongue has got people talking on social media.

You can see the moment from today's press conference below.

Of course, Jesus could be referring to Steven Gerrard's infamous slip against Chelsea.

With three games left of the 2013/14 season, Liverpool faced their title rivals in a potentially title-winning clash at Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers' side, who were on an eleven game winning streak, sat three points clear of Manchester City at the time and this was, without doubt, the perfect moment to stretch their lead in the title race.

They knew a draw would be a good result and a win would knock Chelsea out of contention but in what would be a disastrous moment, Gerrard miscontrolled a pass from Mamadou Sakho and slipped trying to rectify his mistake.

It allowed Demba Ba to latch onto the ball, run through unopposed and slot it past a helpless Simon Mingolet.

It was a moment that Gerrard would never forget. In fact, the 40-year-old admits the slip still haunts him to this day.

"I park it up but it comes back, all the time," the Rangers manager told The High Performance Podcast.

"What triggers it? I don't know. TV. Images. Just me reflecting. I am someone who thinks a lot. I always try to tap into experiences.

"This is not a thing that happens every single day, but it was such a big moment. I've had lots and lots of moments, some incredible moments, which I never dreamed of.

"But your career takes you to some lows as well. It would be easy if you lifted the carpet, pushed them under and you never thought about them again. But I don't think that's ever going to be the case."

Gerrard recently went on to describe how the moment not only affected himself, but those connected with the football club.

"I know not only did it hurt me, it hurt a lot of people who had followed this club for many, many years.

"Liverpool fans commit themselves to that club. They love the club, it's in the heart. I've lived with it for 20 years and more.

"I knew what that meant, that Premier League (title), to an awful lot of people. My own family, to me. I mean, the way the club were with me, during that time, which will remain private."

Topics: Football News, Football, Europa League, Steven Gerrard, Fails, Benfica, Rangers

Jack Kenmare
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