Mourinho jokes with Kompany over title win after Gerrard slip gifted Chelsea win over Liverpool


JOSE MOURINHO joked that Vincent Kompany should have phoned to thank him after Chelsea’s win over Liverpool in 2014.

Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip saw the Blues beat the Merseyside giants – which led to Manchester City winning the title.

Jose Mourinho claimed to have played a part in Manchester City’s heroics in 2014

Mourinho joined the Belgian in the Sky Sports studio ahead of Manchester City’s must-win match against Liverpool.

And the Portuguese boss suggested that he deserved some acknowledgement for helping City to win the league five years ago.

Kompany said: “In this case, if you look at the last decade or so, there have been numerous times where Liverpool were top of the league and there were numerous times where City were behind us as well.”

And Mourinho interrupted: “But City was the best team!

“When I gave you the title, you never told me thank you.

“When I gave you the title by winning here and you didn’t even call me to say thank you, you were the best team.

“They were not the best, they were there, they were almost there, but you were the best team, in this moment I don’t think there is that difference in power.

“Even in terms of statures, if statures play something. You are the champions of England but they are the champions of Europe.

“They know how to win, they know how to cope with the pressure, so for me, the game today is very, very important.

“Because if the distances are three points or six points, it is still very open, but if the different is nine points, goodbye.”

Manuel Pellegrini, who was in charge of City at the time, has slammed claims that Gerrard’s slip was the reason they won the Prem.

He said: “We were the champions because we were the best team that season.”


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