Steven Gerrard believes Jose Mourinho would have been 'perfect' for Liverpool

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Jose Mourinho has managed some unbelievably talented players throughout his career. The Portuguese boss has worked closely with Cristiano Ronaldo, Edin Hazard and Samuel Eto'o to name a few, however, he never got to work with Steven Gerrard.

It was not for the want of trying. Mourinho attempted to sign the former England captain during spells at Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, but Gerrard remained loyal to Liverpool.

The 35-year-old came close to joining Mourinho's Chelsea in 2005, handing in a transfer request six weeks after Liverpool's famous Champions League night in Istanbul.


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But a move never materialised and the Merseyside boy signed a new £100,00-a-week deal at Anfield.

In his new book, My Story, serialised by the Mail, Gerrard, who scored 186 goals for the Reds, believes the current Chelsea boss would have been the 'perfect' fit at Anfield.

The LA Galaxy midfield believes the two-time Champions League winner would have brought 'huge' success to Merseyside had he taken the managerial role.

He said: "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."

Mourinho's trophy haul speaks for itself; the 52-year-old has won two Champions League winners' medals, eight league titles and seven domestic cups.

While Gerrard enjoyed success under Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez, his trophy haul may have drastically improved under the guidance of the Portuguese manager. However, it is a case of what could have been for Mourinho and the midfielder.

But never rule out the possibility of the former Real Madrid man taking charge at Anfield one day. As the Liverpool legend says, Mourinho has a deep respect for the Anfield faithful.


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