Mourinho pleads with the Stamford Bridge faithful not to jeer Gerrard this week.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has come out in defence of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard ahead of the first leg of the two sides’ League Cup semi-final this week, report the Daily Star, with the Portuguese pleading with his club’s supporters not to sing a song mocking Gerrard’s slip against the Blues last season that arguably cost his team the title.
Mourinho also spoke about the time that Gerrard also made the controversial move from Anfield to Stamford Bridge, claiming that the player himself had said that he would never leave Liverpool to join rivals Chelsea.
The League Cup tie represents the first time that Gerrard will visit Stamford Bridge since his costly slip allowed Demba Ba to score last season, and the Blues faithful are certain to remind him about it, but Mourinho would rather his supporters focused on getting behind their own team instead:
“He’s an historical player for Liverpool, historical player for the Premier League and an opponent I have always admired and respected.”
“The song that my fans have I don’t like at all. A couple of times is good fun but to go and go and go on, especially with a player like him, who deserves respect, I don’t think you need that.”
“We have so many other songs, you don’t need that one.”