Steven Gerrard won the Champions League and two FA Cups in his time at Anfield but he’s now revealed the manager who he thinks would have brought more silverware to his beloved club during his distinguished career with the Reds.
The boss in question is under pressure Jose Mourinho, who’s won a major honour, since being at Porto, at every one of his managerial posts.
Hindsight is often twenty-twenty but it’s easy to see where Gerrard is coming from when one looks at The Special One’s winning pedigree.
Despite this reputation slipping of late, the former Liverpool captain says Mourinho would have been a manager he would have liked to have worked with.
“The dream for me would have been if Mourinho would have come and maybe sampled Liverpool for a few years, Gerrard told the BBC (via the Mirror)
“I’m sure he could’ve added a couple of trophies to my collection.”
Quizzed on whether Mourinho could potentially take over in years to come, this was Gerrard’s response:
“Who knows? Who knows?
“Why wouldn’t he [be a good fit]? He’s one of the best managers in the world, so of course he would be a good fit.”
Gerrard makes a point, this ‘good fit’ elsewhere has meant that Mourinho has won the domestic league at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, not forgetting his first Champions League title in 2004 with Porto followed by another in 2010 with Inter.
Looking to this season, and Mourinho’s Chelsea have made one of the worst starts to the Premier League of any defending champion so far this season and the 52-year-old, who’s used to winning at all costs, has had to take some surprising knock-backs already this term.
The most recent of these was the Blues’ Champions League defeat to Mourinho’s former club, Porto, on Tuesday night. This was after picking up just eight points in seven games on the domestic front.
This kind of form may not be as dreamy as Gerrard would have envisaged for Liverpool but Mourinho is not known for forging a long career at any club, so to paraphrase Gerrard, ‘who knows’ if he’ll end up at Anfield in the future?
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena