Jose Mourinho has aimed a swipe at Liverpool on the anniversary of Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip against Chelsea.
Demba Ba capitalised on a mistake from Gerrard to help secure a win for Mourinho’s Chelsea at Anfield, which ended Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes in 2014.
During the game, Mourinho also clashed with Gerrard as he refused to give the ball back to the Liverpool skipper in the blues dugout. And on Tuesday, the Portuguese coach made light of Chelsea’s gameplan to ensure they lost out on the title.
Posting on Instagram, Mourinho used a picture of himself keeping the ball from Gerrard, he added the caption: ‘Anfield, April 27th 2014. Ball possession.’
Ironically, Mourinho’s team registered just 27% possession in their victory over Liverpool in that game. Speaking about his slip, Gerrard conceded in 2019 that the incident still played on his mind.
‘This wound has been open since that experience,’ Gerrard said. ‘I’m not sure it will close because I can’t change that experience. It doesn’t affect how I feel towards what I’m looking in on now.
‘I don’t drive myself crazy over it. At the same time, it was such a big year. It was the trophy that eluded me. I’m always going to look back and wish it was different.
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‘I think about it most days. A Liverpool team winning the league would help how I feel for sure. ‘When I analyse it properly I understand it wasn’t just that moment [the slip] but still part of my head thinks it is.
‘People say to me, to make me feel better, it was over 38 games.
‘But I still know, behind what you’re saying to me, that moment was so big.’