Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has branded the behaviour of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as ‘embarrassing’.
In his Liverpool Echo column, Aldridge has said he will never underestimate his ability to get a result with Chelsea visiting Anfield on Sunday – where a win for Liverpool would take them another step towards their first league title in 24 years and end Chelsea’s hopes of becoming champions this season.
Aldridge commented on what occurred during Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and said he would be embarrassed to see a Liverpool manager behave in the way Mourinho does, after the Chelsea manager had to restrain a member of his coaching staff at the weekend, and made some comments in his post-match interview which raised a few eyebrows.
The former Liverpool striker said: “Both he and his coaching staff should take a look at themselves to be honest, because it was unedifying to say the least.
“We all know his game. He does strange things to distract from his team’s failings. And when you lose at home to the bottom side in the league, when you need a win to stay in the title race, then it’s easier to create a bit of havoc than to answer uncomfortable questions which were likely to follow.
“It would be sweet if Liverpool could take another massive step closer to the title this weekend, and in turn end Chelsea’s hopes, but it won’t be easy.”
Sunday’s clash at Anfield is likely to be an intriguing encounter with Chelsea needing to win to have a real chance of lifting the title. A lot may depend on the Blues encounter in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid as to how he might go about the game against Liverpool.
There’s no doubt those connected to Liverpool are beginning the build up to Sunday as the exciting prospect of taking another step closer to the Premier League title draws near.