The 35-year-old has revealed that he would have loved to have played under the Portuguese, who wanted to sign him on several occasions. However, the former England international could never leave his childhood club, and as such he wanted the manager to come to him.
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“For me, the ideal situation would obviously have been for Mourinho to have managed Liverpool,” writes Gerrard, “He was linked with a move to Anfield a couple of times but it never materialised. I know I’m biased, but I think it would have been a perfect match.
“The Liverpool fans would have loved him and he would have known exactly how to turn that love into adoration. He always told me about his deep respect for our supporters. Jose would have had a fantastic time bringing huge success to Liverpool.”
This is especially relevant now, as current Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has come under pressure following a run of three games without a win. A draw with Arsenal has been followed by losses to Manchester United and West Ham, and perhaps most worryingly they have only scored one goal in the trio of matches.
Meanwhile, Mourinho has also had his position at Stamford Bridge come under the microscope after a poor start to the season. The Blues are currently languishing in 17th in the Premier League after five games, sharing the joint worst goal difference, -5, with Sunderland.