There are many words we would use to describe Steven Gerrard.
At the premiere of Make Us Dream, a documentary in Gerrard’s 27 years at Liverpool, the Rangers manager spoke to the Guardian about that slip against Chelsea in 2014 and being a manager in Scotland.
Gerrard was also asked about his feelings towards Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who has always made it clear he was interested in signing the former England international in 2005, as per Sky Sports, though a deal never materialised.
After becoming sick and tired of Liverpool falling behind their rivals in the Premier League, Gerrard gave their fans a fatal blow by handing in a transfer request.
Despite the transfer request, he remained at Anfield and still speaks highly of Mourinho.
“I think of one word: winner. He’s a winner. When winners feel that stuff around them is affecting their chances of winning then maybe the behaviour changes,” Gerrard told the Guardian.
“But he’s still a world-class manager and he’s already won things at United. It wouldn’t surprise me if he won more trophies at United.
“I think it’s him doing things on purpose, to galvanise and get that siege mentality. It would be foolish to write him off.”
Liverpool fans won’t like to admit Mourinho is a winner because he’s rained on their parade so often in the past.
It would have been interesting to see what Mourinho would have done with Gerrard at Chelsea considering he already had Frank Lampard, and England could never get the best out them as a midfield combination.
Of course, Gerrard played sections of his Liverpool career on the right. It wasn’t where he played best, but Mourinho felt a player of his calibre would have improved the Blues.
We’ll keep our description of Gerrard for another day…