Jose Mourinho trolls Steven Gerrard 7 years after his famous slip vs Chelsea

Jose Mourinho trolls Steven Gerrard 7 years after his famous slip vs Chelsea

Mourinho trolls Gerrard

He may not be a manager of a Premier League club or any club at the moment for that matter but Jose Mourinho knows exactly how to wind people up and stay in the spotlight.

It’s been merely days since he was sacked from Tottenham Hotspur ahead of their League Cup final loss to Manchester City.

Yet the Portuguese is still making himself heard on social media after trolling former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard.

Mourinho posted an image of himself with Gerrard in the image trying to steal a ball off the then Chelsea coach.

The caption read: ‘Anfield, April 27th 2014. Ball possession.’

 

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This was of course referring to the moment where Gerrard slipped to leave the ball for then Chelsea striker Demba Ba to run through and score to seal all the points for the Blues at Anfield, an ultimately costly moment in the Reds’ title race which they lost against Manchester City.

The incident marks its 7-year anniversary today. Something Mourinho seemingly did not want Gerrard forgetting.

It is well-known how much this impacted Gerrard. His wife Alex explained how she felt watching it play out live.

Gerrard would never win the Premier League and instead watched as Jurgen Klopp and Jordan Henderson lifted the title last season.

No trophy this time

Whilst today Mourinho maybe chuckling to himself, Gerrard will ultimately have the last laugh at the end of the season having won a league title with Rangers.

Reclaiming the trophy for the club and stopping Celtic from taking 10 in a row.

Mourinho was unable to win a trophy with a club for the first time as a manager with Spurs. As mentioned, he was sacked by the club ahead of the League Cup final in which Ryan Mason took charge.

Jose Mourinho trolls Steven Gerrard 7 years after his famous slip vs Chelsea

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It seemed a strange move by the club to move him on and the performance on Sunday was exceptionally poor from the North London side.

Mourinho masterminded a victory over City in the early part of the season and many may wonder what would have happened should he have been in charge for the game.

Jose Mourinho & Pep Guardiola laughing

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City (L) and Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United (R) share a joke prior to kick off during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on October 26, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Spurs are without a trophy since their League Cup win in 2008.

It has become a stick to beat the side with and there is even a website dedicated to keeping football fans up to date with how long exactly, to the second, it has been since Spurs won a trophy. The relevant Twitter account was rather pleased that City continued the run for at least another season.

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