MX23RW : Thursday, April 15 11:33:32| >> :120:6768:6768:

Jose Mourinho: 'Steven Gerrard slip song by Chelsea fans shows respect'

Jose Mourinho believes that Chelsea fans' 'slip song' about Steven Gerrard shows a sign of "respect" towards the Liverpool captain.

Jose Mourinho has claimed that Chelsea supporters' taunts towards Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard show a sign of "respect".

During the midfielder's final performance against the Blues before he leaves Anfield for Los Angeles Galaxy, he was subjected to negative chants by the Chelsea following.

The 34-year-old scored in the Reds' 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, but he was constantly reminded of his infamous slip against Chelsea last season by the supporters in the stadium.

When he was substituted in the second half, Gerrard received a standing ovation from both Liverpool and Blues fans, but the player himself mocked the rival support after they "slaughtered" him for the entire game.

When Mourinho was asked by reporters what he thought of the standing ovation, the Portuguese coach said: "I'm so happy with that.

"The negative song Chelsea fans sing for him is respect for an old, dear enemy that fought so much against us in every competition.

"After that, the standing applause is amazing. To get it at Anfield he gets it week in week out, year after year but away from home it shows a lot."

Gerrard is now second in the all-time Liverpool Premier League top scorers list, behind Robbie Fowler, after he netted his 119th league goal at the weekend.

ID:222190: cacheID:222190:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2548:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Captain John Terry of Chelsea leads out his team through a guard of honour by the Liverpool players during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on May 10, 2015
Read Next:
Match Analysis: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
1Manchester CityMan City32235467234474
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd31189461342763
3Leicester CityLeicester31175955371856
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham31167851391255
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs311471052351749
10Leeds UnitedLeeds31143144949045
11Aston Villa301351243331044
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves31108133141-1038
13Crystal Palace31108133352-1938
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton31712123338-533
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3188153251-1932
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom3159172859-3124
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd3142251755-3814

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!