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Jose Mourinho's Post 'Slip' Interview Is An Absolute Mourinho Classic

Jose Mourinho's Post 'Slip' Interview Is An Absolute Mourinho Classic

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.

Liverpool could take a huge step towards winning the Premier League title for the first time, and their first English title in 29 years, by beating Chelsea on Sunday afternoon but it's not that long ago that the same fixture cost them the title.

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It's just five years ago since Liverpool were last in major contention for the title at such a late stage. In 2014 the Reds held a five point advantage over the Blues with just three games remaining when Jose Mourinho's side visited Anfield.

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.

After the match Mourinho was questioned about something he was heard saying in the tunnel about a clown and his response, to suggest he was talking to someone about the circus, is hilarious:

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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.

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.

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.

Five years down the line and the club have a real chance to put right the infamous afternoon at Anfield. Will they beat Chelsea or slip up again?

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Football, Manchester City, Liverpool, Football News, Jose Mourinho, Chelsea, Luis Suarez, Premier League, Brendan Rodgers, Steven Gerrard, Crystal Palace

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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