Jose Mourinho takes a brutal swipe at Liverpool and Steven Gerrard on Instagram on the anniversary of the player’s infamous slip.
It is seven years to the day since Jose’s Chelsea beat the Reds 2-0 at Anfield to signal the beginning of the end for their top flight title hopes.
Liverpool were top of the Premier League table going into the final few weeks of the 2013-14 season, but their hopes of a first title since 1990 were dealt a massive blow after they fell to defeat.
The game is best remembered for Gerrard slipping and losing the ball to allow Demba Ba who then opened the scoring for the Blues, leading to Jose Mourinho’s wild celebrations on the touchline when Willian sealed the victory in injury time.
Liverpool went on to throw away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 against Crystal Palace in their next match (remember Suarez crying underneath his shirt?) and eventually finished two points behind Manchester City as runners-up.
Incredibly, Chelsea won the clash against the Reds despite only having 27% possession during the league meeting, and Mourinho made reference to this with an Instagram post on Tuesday.
He shared a picture of himself having a coming together with Gerrard in the game, along with the caption: “Anfield, April 27th 2014. Ball possession.”
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You could say some will look at the post as a defence of his counter-attacking style of play, with Mourinho having recently been slated for his perceived overly negative approach with Tottenham before he was sacked last week.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for Mourinho, but according to reports, it seems highly unlikely he will ever return to the Premier League. Though he did say he would love to manage England one day.
The reason as to why Jose Mourinho got sacked has seemingly been revealed in a Jamie Redknapp WhatsApp audio which is going viral this week.
As the week started with talk on the European Super League, Tottenham gave Mourinho the boot after just 17 months in charge.
At the time, they sat 7th in the table, having picked up two points from their past three league games, and were knocked out of the Europa League in March.
The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager in November 2019 and guided the club to sixth in the Premier League table last season.
On Sunday, Tottenham were one of six Premier League clubs to announce they were joining a new European Super League, but it is not related to Mourinho’s sacking.
Mourinho’s coaching staff of Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra have also been let go.
“Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a club,” said Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy. “Jose is a true professional who showed enormous resilience during the pandemic.
“On a personal level I have enjoyed working with him and regret that things have not worked out as we both had envisaged.
“He will always be welcome here and we should like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution.”
For the 2020/21 campaign, Mourinho – who previously managed Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto – suffered 10 league defeats in a single campaign for the first time in his managerial career.
No Premier League side has lost more points from winning positions this season than Spurs, who have dropped 20. And Mourinho’s last game in charge was a 2-2 league draw at Everton on Friday.
Former Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason, who has been working with the club’s academy, took charge of first-team training on Monday and was in charge for their 2-1 win over Southampton on Tuesday.
As many are still left questioning why Mourinho was sacked before having the chance to give Tottenham their first trophy since 2008, Jamie Redknapp has seemingly revealed the real reason why he’s no longer in charge.
He says in the 29 second voice clip: “I heard it was based on where they were in the league when they sacked him, so if Spurs sacked him when they were in the top four, I think he got 30.
“If they sacked him in the top six, he would get a different amount. And the fact they are sacking him when he’s not in the top six, takes that down to like 4 or 5, even less than that, million.
“So that’s why Daniel (Levy) has done that now rather than wait.
“I mean I don’t get why he’s done this before the cup final on Sunday, but they are fucking clowns though.”
Jamie Redknapp talking about why Levy sacked Mourinho! 😂
(not sent to me). pic.twitter.com/zkETf6X62W
— Leah Smith (@LeahSmith_) April 21, 2021
Fans reacted as Jose Mourinho takes brutal swipe at Liverpool and Steven Gerrard on Instagram…
@Melanie_Daly: He’s no option but to share posts about one of his old clubs, as he doesn’t have a current one to brag about.
@SteezyTN: Loooooooool ouch
@Leedavidson1967: He’s running out of people to blame
@Dunnomate77_: He’s giving hints 👀
@rymarsden: what a man
@andydoconnor: Stay classy Jose
@liamstokes23: Can we appreciate this 👌
@KCokeBaby: That’s him accepting the Celtic job then
@SeifAhmed_: Mourinho is the ultimate shithouse.
@FTBL_Tom03: gotta love jose
@samlee1428: Fair play 😭
@hancholoo: god damn i love the man
@taylorcsc67: Mourinho to Celtic confirmed!
1. He’s having an insane brawl with Gerrard will happen next season
2. Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers in the background who no doubt told Mourinho to say he has always been a Celtic man, probably made a story for him to say to win over fans
@DeenieDavies: Jose so bloody entertaining i just can’t hate this guy 🤣😭
@adixtya_: jose winning instagram alright 🔥
@WxmRob: Getting ready to reignite the rivalry in the Scottish Prem next season? 😂
@Sub2Zerx: He should just come to twitter already
@Gemlik_Zeytin: He’s alright old Jose.
@Con_Green10: The bloke is ruthless
@andy_delaney: Had a dream last night that Mourinho managed United again and after seeing this I’m suddenly all for it
@PatrickSikler: Mourinho woke up and chose violence
@ussoccerfeed: Deep down, we all should appreciate Mourinho. We can all hate him, but the PL is a better product because he was apart of it.
@Melussi2: Mourinho is a menace